How to correctly Ecobrick?

The new trend that gives you the power to save a lot of plastic from landing up on our landfills or in our oceans.
An Ecobrick is basically a 2L plastic bottle that has been tightly packed with non-biodegradable materials such as sweet wrappers, balloons, straws, chip packets, cling wrap and pretty much any other plastics that cannot be reused or recycled.
These bricks are then used in green construction material as thermally-insulated building bricks in structures.
You will know your Ecobrick is full when you can no longer squeeze any more materials into it. A complete brick should have no empty spaces inside and weigh around 500gms. Use a stick to ensure you push as much into each bottle as possible.
These Ecobricks can be used in a variety of ways at home or dropped off at the many facilities that collect and re-purpose them across the country.
Cape Town drop off points include:   
  • Greenpop Nursery, 107 Mountain Road – Woodstock
  • Hangar 18, Unit 3 Woodbridge Business Park, 452 Koeberg Rd – Milnerton
  • Faithful-to-Nature, 57 Capricorn Dr – Capricorn
  • Salt, 136 Main Rd – Fish Hoek
  • Longbeach Mall, Buller Louw Blvd – Sunnydale
  • MFM Radio – Stellenbosch University
  • Health Connecitons, No.10, Valyland Centre, 27 Upper Kinrae Cres, Fish Hoek
Johannesburg drop off points include:
If you can get to your closest Pick n Pay Hypermarket you can use any of their other drop off points below:
  • EWT Head Office – Building K2, Pinelands Office Park, Ardeer Road, Modderfontein.
  • Modderfontein Reserve – Arden Road, Modderfontein
  • Friends of Free Wildlife – 193, 1 Maple Road, Kyalami
  • Eden College Lyndhurst – 48 Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst.
  • The Biodiversity Company – 420 Vale Avenue, Ferndale (close to Malibongwe)
If you have any innovative ways you have used Ecobricks or know of any other drop off points, we would love to hear from you.