Right now you’re probably thinking, ‘What on earth is an Eco-Brick?’

Well the reason I’m writing this article is to make people just like you reading this aware that you can make a difference if it is on a big way or not. So, now it seems right that I explain what an Eco-Brick is with my 4 easy steps.

These are 4 steps to making an Eco-Brick:

Step 1:

There are some some plastics you can use: plastic bags, plastic packaging, styrofoam, straws, cellophane and especially chip and sweet rappers. Make sure there are all dry and clean before you use them. Also use no metal, glass, paper or biodegradables. Paper and cardboard can be safely burnt or recycled, biodegradables can be composed, metal and glass can be recycled too.

Step 2:

Now you need a 2L plastic bottle, it must be plastic and no tins or aluminium. Most people use a stick to help make sure the plastic is tightly packed into their bottle.

Step 3:

To know your ECO-BRICK is done you can try squish it and if it is no longer squishable it is done.

Step 4:

When you are done with your ECO-BRICK you can hand it over to the ECO-BRICK exchange and help disadvantaged communities. There are many drop-off locations across South Africa:

-Greenpop Nursery (Woodstock)

-Cobute (Table View)

-Hanger 18 (Milnerton)

-Faithful-to-nature (Muizenberg)

-Salt (Klaipeda bay)

-Long beach mall (Noordhoek)

-Montebella design centre (Newlands)

-Health connection (Fish Hoek)

-The daily grinder (Simon’s Town)

This costs nothing except a bit of your time

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