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Legalbrief   |   your legal news hub Wednesday 12 August 2020

Ecobricking offers solutions

Ecobricking offers solutions

 

 An ecobrick is a two-litre cooldrink bottle jammed solid with all kinds of cleaned non-recyclable, non-biodegradable household plastics from chip packets and cling film to disposable pens, polystyrene packaging and plastic veggie trays. Once full, they can be dropped off at collection points and the bricks can be used as fillers in small building projects. They work well in partition walls, sheds and garages, and for functional art projects, furniture and planters. The ecobrick initiative began in Guatemala but has spread worldwide. Candice Mostert, a former journalist based in Fish Hoek, was so determined to get the message out she started Waste-ED, an initiative to inform people about ecobricks and to implement them. Today, she works as a waste management and recycling consultant and also helps NGOs with ecobrick builds and other environmental interventions.