Turning Plastic into Eco Bricks

The site team wanted to contribute to reducing the use of single-use plastics and give a second life to something that otherwise would be thrown away. They achieved this by implementing a very simple solution, which consisted of re-using plastic bottles and packaging ready to be discarded, and turning them into Eco-Bricks. An Eco-Brick is a re-usable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle to a set density.

At Cremorne Wharf Depot, we are saving and segregating packaging to be put into plastic bottles in order to build a flower pot. The team has built a wooden box (made of timbers off cuts) to collect the bottles filled with packaging.

This initiative is innovative as it will help to:

  • Enable the team to take personal responsibility for their plastic;
  • Build green spaces that enrich our community and remove plastic from the biosphere;
  • Reduce waste;
  • Raise awareness of single-use plastics.

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Monitor Report. FLO Tideway Central. London. April 2019.

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