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Wastes aren't wasted at all as Ecobricks.org repurposes plastics.
The waste that has already been produced can’t be taken away and can’t be disposed of anymore because the damage has been done and it needs to be settled as soon as possible because basically, humanity has no choice but to deal with it. Although it might be too late but late is still better than never. Plastics have been a major problem and burning them does not help a bit rather it contributes to a larger problem that highly contributes to global warming. So how can plastics be disposed of? Unfortunately, they can’t be disposed but fortunately, they can be repurposed.
Ecobrick.org is founded by Russell Maier, an organization that initiated eco bricks making in the Philippines. The urge of Maier was motivated during his stay in the Cordilleras where he witnessed how plastic wastes were stored in forests in the mountains of the Cordilleras and how it spoils the rivers. The idea was put to action where cleaned plastic waste and other dry wastes were stored and compressed inside a plastic bottle. These were not only used to minimize the space occupied by plastic waste but has also been proven to be an effective brick for establishments too. They used a combination of clay, sand, and rice straw in the replacement of cement to make the whole process very eco-friendly. The materials they used were raw-provided by nature except for the wastes humans have caused the environment.
Ecobrick.org was able to put up schools, churches, parks, and even homes through the use of these eco-bricks. Russell claims that, through the use of organic cement, these eco bricks are luckily portable in cases where demolitions to these establishments happen. They can reuse these bricks without being wrecked by cement during demolition and just can rebuild another establishment using the same eco-bricks. In this way, although plastics can take decades before they decompose, these wastes get to be beneficial while it lasts instead of being merely wastes.