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Re: Marple Ecobrickers
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2018, 08:35:16 PM »
But why buy stuff in plastic bottles anyway? We don't need "Things To Do With Plastic Bottles". What we need is fewer plastic bottles made and used in the first place.

To start with buy your milk in glass bottles - The bottles are reused by the dairies on average 6 or even more times and the milk is fresher than shop-bought milk. And before anyone says they can't buy milk in glass bottles in Marple - of course you can. There are at least two delivery rounds using glass bottles in Marple.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 06:07:08 PM »
Absolutely not!  The last thing anyone wanting to Ecobrick should do is buy a plastic bottle to fill if they don't have one.  Pick one up off the street ideally- sadly you don't have to go too far to find one.  If anyone struggles to find a bottle, get in touch with me and I'll drop some round.   

The whole process of committing yourself to stuffing your plastic waste into a bottle makes you evaluate everything you buy and i now make much more effort than before to avoid buying plastic wrapped items.  It is a labour of love.

We have 2 black bins (one is for medical waste).  Since I've been making Ecobricks, we've only needed to put one black bin out each collection and that isn't even full.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 03:23:56 PM »
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
But isn't this a way of persuading people to buy more stuff in plastic bottles? More important to buy things in properly recyclable  containers.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »
The whole point of Ecobricks is to raise awareness of the problems with plastic waste.  It is a global movement. 

Since starting this process, it has really made me consider everything that I buy.  Unfortunately we still end up with plastic waste every day, which goes into my Ecobrick.  Until single use plastics are removed from society, I see Ecobricks as a way of turning something negative into a positive.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 05:40:13 PM »
I've completed 5 Schweppes bottle Ecobricks now.  I need 12 to make a basic stool.  MESS will be holding  some information stalls in the precinct over the summer, and I'd really like to have a completed project to display on the stall. 

I've got plenty of empty bottles waiting to be filled.  If anyone can help fill some, please get in touch and I'll drop a bottle or 2 round to you.
But why buy stuff in plastic bottles anyway? We don't need "Things To Do With Plastic Bottles". What we need is fewer plastic bottles made and used in the first place.

To start with buy your milk in glass bottles - The bottles are reused by the dairies on average 6 or even more times and the milk is fresher than shop-bought milk. And before anyone says they can't buy milk in glass bottles in Marple - of course you can. There are at least two delivery rounds using glass bottles in Marple.

 
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 04:54:34 PM »
I've completed 5 Schweppes bottle Ecobricks now.  I need 12 to make a basic stool.  MESS will be holding  some information stalls in the precinct over the summer, and I'd really like to have a completed project to display on the stall. 

I've got plenty of empty bottles waiting to be filled.  If anyone can help fill some, please get in touch and I'll drop a bottle or 2 round to you.
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« 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.

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« 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?
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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

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« 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 Campaigner