You already know by now that more than 90% of the plastic we try to recycle ends up in landfills anyway. It’s an effective scam to lull us into believing that plastic is okay.
But a new technology is taking plastic bottles and putting them to good use, even if they don’t get “recycled” in the traditional way we think about it.
Check out Ecobrick—a simple technology that takes used plastic bottles then fills with all the other microplastics we consume every day:
- Candy bar wrappers
- Plastic wrap on frozen pizzas
- Plastic bags from frozen vegetables
Once it’s filled, it can be used to build things like benches or garden walls.
It’s a fascinating way to efficiently reuse all the little plastic we deal with every day. It will make it clear just how much plastic we’re buying. And these Ecobricks can be used all over the world to build raised gardens, play parks, and even solid walls!
Check out this guide to learn how to make them yourself, and give your plastic bottles a second life.