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Ecobricks via Ecobricks Philippines Facebook Page

WHAT ARE ECOBRICKS?

An Ecobrick is a PET bottle (aka your typical plastic bottle) that is packed with clean and dry used plastic. 

WHY MAKE ECOBRICKS? 

When plastics are disposed in the environment and their surface area is exposed to sun, water, and friction, they can eventually degrade into microplastics and toxins. This process is harmful to the environment because ecological cycles are disrupted by the emission of greenhouse gases, methane, and ethylene.

By placing used plastics, including your old phone cases, into a PET bottle, these negative environmental effects are prevented. Packing plastics tightly into a PET bottle greatly minimizes the exposed surface area which indefinitely avoids
various forms of degradation. 

Ecobricks can then be put to great long-term and indefinite use by becoming building blocks for the creation of furniture, parks, and structures!



Library-in-a-bottle Project of Ibona National High School via Kapampangan Manalakaran Facebook Page

HOW ARE ECOBRICKS TURNED INTO FUNCTIONAL PIECES?

Various methods are used to build ecobricks into furniture, structures, and more. One method is earth building where ecobricks and earth are combined to prevent the degradation of the ecobricks and result in the construction of outdoor stools and tables.

Learn more about these methods here

HOW DO I MAKE ECOBRICKS?

1. Save, segregate, clean & dry plastics
2. Choose one bottle & stick with it
3. Prepare a packing stick
4. Don't include glass, metal, or biodegradable material
5. Select and add the bottom color
6. Check the weight of your ecobrick

Tip: When including your used Sun Hands Co. phone case in an ecobrick, be sure to cut it up into smaller pieces so the ecobrick can be fully packed.

Visit ecobricks.org for more details to be sure you create quality, buildable ecobricks.


A pile of completed ecobricks via Ecobricks Philippines Facebook Page

WHERE CAN I SEND MY ECOBRICKS?

Hundreds of thousands of people from different communities and countries make use of ecobricks to build green spaces, parks, and more in an attempt to take responsibility for their plastic consumption. 

Luckily, there are dozens of community ecobrick drop off points all over the Philippines (and even abroad!) Check out the ecobricks drop-off points in the Philippines or the ecobricks exchange hub to find the one closest to you.

HOW DO I GET 10% OFF MY NEXT CASE PURCHASE?

Email or DM us visual proof that you have:
1. Placed your used case into a completed ecobrick 
2. Have either repurposed the ecobrick into something for your home or sent it to a drop-off point or community in need of one

All of the above is a summary of information from the Global Ecobrick Alliance. Read more of what they have to say about ecobricks here.

We invite you to do your own research as well on ecobricks and other forms of proper waste disposal so we can all learn and teach each other about the different ways to ensure our used items don't negatively impact our environment.