NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE: This post has been updated with their November 2021 schedule of collection. See details below!
Did you know that many plastics are NOT RECYCLABLE? Yup! That’s why people ecobrick them! The problem with ecobricking ourselves is there are many that don’t do it properly and the result is it cannot be used as a brick for construction.
DID YOU KNOW? In the USA, usually only plastics #1 and 2 are recycled. The rest goes to landfills or ar incinerated. Sometimes 5 can be recycled. But for sure #3, 4, 6 and 7 are not recycled. I can’t imagine how much worse it is here in the Phillippines where we have less recycling infrastructure.
You know you ecobricked correctly if (1) the plastics were washed & dried properly and (2) when you squeeze the bottle there is no give. It’s basically hard like a brick. #2 is really hard to do. You need to cut the plastic super small and then pack them into the bottle with a stick. It requires a lot of effort.
Manual eco-bricking only works if you are going to use it as a construction material and is a great alternative if you cannot donate to the Green Antz Builders pick up points. Here’s a simple guide if you want to Manually eco-brick:
More information on where you can donate at The Plastic Solution
Though you can also surrender the ecobricks you made to them, I was really happy when I heard that APMC and Green Antz Builders came up with a way to do ecobricking in an industrial scale! This is great for those who don’t have time to cut plastic into super small pieces and pack them in. Such a convenient option to keep recyclable & non-recyclable plastics off our environment!
If you have these CLEAN & DRY plastic items:
- Any plastic containers (trays, takout)
- Plastic cups, lids, spoons, forks
- Plastic tubs
- Plastic bags, sachets, snack packs (not recyclable)
- Water bottles
- Other PET bottles
- Shampoo, soap, detergent & other HDPE bottles
- Or you can check the number of the plastics below
RINSE OUT AND DRY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN. NO FOOD OR LIQUID CONTAMINATION PLEASE!
They do not accept wet, dirty, oily & food contaminated items. Nor do they accept clothing, medical wastes like PPEs, styro, cartons, metals, PVC, glass & E-WASTE.
WHERE TO DROP OFF YOUR CLEAN & DRY PLASTICS
Drop your Clean and Dry Plastics (CDP) at the following locations
- Ayala Cloverleaf Concierge: Nov 15 – onwards • 11 AM to 5 PM
- Market Market Central Plaza (Near the Main entrance and McDonald’s) Daily 11 AM – 4 PM
Drop your Clean and Dry Plastics (CDP) and Clean, Dry and Flattened Used Beverage Cartons (CDF UBCs) at the following locations:
- Ayala Malls – Feliz Entrance of METRO Supermarket • Every Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM
- Bonifacio High Street The Canopy area between B1 and B2, Lane O, between Timezone and Hobbes & Landes • Every Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM
- Salcedo Market Jaime Velasquez Park, Gazebo Area, Access through tanod entrance • Every Saturday 7 AM – 11 AM
- Vertis North H&M Mall entrance (Driveway area) Every Saturday • 11 AM – 4 PM
- Vertis North concierge • Daily during Mall Hours
For more information get in touch with Green Antz Builders directly:
PASTOR NOI BARRAMEDA +639175086916
I love that they are industrializing the eco-bricking concept! I think it’s more efficient than the manual ecobricking.
Have you ever tried eco-bricking? Where do you send them off to? I would love to know!
UnDiplomaticWife and DeclutterMNL are in no way connected with this. This is an Ayala Property Management Corp and Green Antz Builders collection drive. We are just sharing it because it’s something super cool for people who are tired of ecobricking themselves.