Many parents have let me know that they are creating eco bricks at home and have asked if we are collecting them in school. It is brilliant that you are creating them. Unfortunately we can’t collect eco bricks in school as I expect we’ll create more than enough ourselves. There is a collection point at ‘just perrfect’ in Exmouth.
6 Manchester Road
EX8 1de Exmouth, Devon
For those of you who haven’t heard of eco bricks, they are essentially a plastic bottle stuffed tightly with unrecyclable plastics which can then be used as building blocks. They originated in third world countries as a way of using plastics as useful building materials. They are not a solution to our plastic problem; rather a last resort. It is useful to note which plastics are ending up in your eco bricks and try to find ways of avoiding them or reusing them. At our school, we are mainly stuffing eco bricks with the plastic that the government sends with our school snack while we await a reply to the letter which we have sent to them about this.
The positives to eco bricks are that instead of plastics ending up in landfill, and quite possibly the ocean, they are contained and in one place in the hope that at some point they can be recycled or safely disposed of. It is far better to create an eco brick than to send the plastic to landfill.