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Swap Shop by SHRUB Co-op
22 Bread Street, EH3 9AF Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Never heard of Ecobricks?
Ecobricks are an innovative solution to waste management, as each brick is made from a plastic water bottle stuffed with compacted non-biodegradable rubbish. One small water bottle can hold as much rubbish as a 20l waste basket!
In our talk, we will give a wee introduction on plastic and waste management in the UK, the history of Ecobricks, and, most importantly, how to make your own and the community project we want to create from them. Ecobricks are ideal for community collaborations and we at The Eco Larder all about community. We would love to build benches out of Eco Brick and then auction them off to businesses to use in their entrance hallways. We will use the money raised to fund further plastic waste solutions and would love see you getting involved in the building process as much as in the creation of the ecobricks itself.
Our workshop will demonstrate and teach you how the plastic waste that you don’t know what to do with can be packed into a useable brick. These bricks are highly insulating, robust, building material that can be used to make stools, benches and even used in building walls along with clay or cement. Our workshop will teach you step-by-step how to build these ecobricks you can then drop off at the Eco Larder.
And you will leave the workshop feeling proud by not contributing towards pollution and landfills anymore!
We suggest a donation of £2 per participant, half of which will go to the SHRUB Coop
(for letting us use their lovely swap shop and to support their important work around zero waste in Edinburgh). The other half goes to The Ocean Cleanup
To bring along:
+ a (minimum) 1l plastic bottle (preferably green and big), rinsed and dried
+ non-biodegradable plastic waste (wrappers, packaging etc., rinsed and dried) — the more, the merrier! At least 350g are needed to fill the 1l bottle!
+ a wooden stick (1.5x as long as the bottle) with a curved end
Suitable for children, but please be aware that we'll work with plastic packaging / bags so have an eye on your little ones!
Find more about The Eco Larder and our social mission here: http://theecolarder.com
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