How to turn mixed plastic waste and bottles into ecobricks

A step-by-step guide to making ecobricks: free building materials made by stuffing non-recyclable plastic waste inside plastic bottles.

A well-made ecobrick is very solid and can be used in simple construction and furniture. This technique is very simple and is suitable for many types of waste plastic. It is ideal for places with no waste management.

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WasteAid shares waste management and recycling skills with people in the world’s poorest places. We do not export ecobricks from the UK to lower-income countries.

If you are in the UK and are looking for somewhere to send your ecobricks, please visit the Facebook group Ecobricks UK – thank you.

While you’re here, if you’d like to make a positive impact on global plastic pollution, please consider donating to WasteAid and sharing skills where they are most needed.

 

 

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