Changing the Dialogue About “Waste” with Ecobricks

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The open-air Suwung dumpsite in Bali, the final destination for much of the island’s plastic trash. Photo from ecobricks.org.

Solution in a Bottle

The island community of Pulau Santen in East Java, Indonesia, uses ecobricks to handle the waste floating downriver from a city on the mainland. Photo by Carly Gayle.
A community waste collection facility in Yogyakarta created lego modules from ecobricks made throughout the city. Photo by Carly Gayle.
This video, “Solving Plastic — One Bottle at a Time in the Northern Philippines”, explains the basics of ecobricks and profiles several community leaders pioneering a healthier future for their communities. Video from ecobricks.org. For an in-depth history of the genesis of ecobricks in the Cordilleras, please see this article.
The trailer for the film “Midway, by Chris Jordan, beautifully and heartbreakingly illustrates the fate of much discarded plastic. Are you sure that none of the objects in this film are yours?

Can it curb consumption?

A table and chairs made of ecobricks in Bali, Indonesia. Photo by Carly Gayle.
Children play on a bench built with ecobricks and cob at the Bontoc Provincial Plaza in the northern Philippines. Photo from ecobricks.org.

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