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andrewbowden

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Re: Marple Ecobrickers
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 09:07:28 AM »

Thanks for sharing that link.  Perhaps we could aim to build something like this in Marple in the future??  Can I share the link on my FB group please?

I'm sure the people who own the website would be more than happy for you to share the link.

Carolyn Leather

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Re: Marple Ecobrickers
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:00:30 AM »


Thanks for sharing that link.  Perhaps we could aim to build something like this in Marple in the future??  Can I share the link on my FB group please?
Carolyn Leather
Green Party Councillor Candidate for Marple North 2018
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andrewbowden

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Re: Marple Ecobrickers
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 09:03:14 AM »
What an interesting idea. 

I love the fact you can make a cob house with them.  I used to live near a city farm that built a round house and used flattened 5,000 bottles on the roof.  Bet they would have loved to have made the whole structure out of them!
https://growinggardensproject.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-fizzy-bottle-roof-p.html

Carolyn Leather

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Marple Ecobrickers
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 08:39:29 AM »
Ecobricks are a way of removing plastic from the environment and using it in a positive way.  You basically take a plastic bottle and stuff it tightly full with plastic waste that cannot be recycled.  The plastic needs to be clean and dry and the density of the brick needs to be 0.3g/ml, so a 2L bottle needs to weigh about 600mg when complete.  I have set up an account so that local  people can log the bricks that they make.  I'm hoping that ultimately we can get together and build something useful in the community with our bricks.  This will hopefully encourage more people to think about plastic waste and the harm it does to our environment. 

This link should take you to the account I have made:
https://www.gobrik.com/#your-community/

This website explains all about Ecobricks:

https://www.ecobricks.org/how/

I have set up a Facebook group as well so please join if interested: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1803591763013516


Carolyn Leather
Green Party Councillor Candidate for Marple North 2018
carolynleather@doctors.org.uk
Facebook - Carolyn Harries