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.
So I was really happy when I heard that APMC and GreenAntz came up with a way to do ecobricking in an industrial scale!
For those of you who don’t have time to cut plastic into super small pieces and pack them in, I’m sharing a convenient option!
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
RINSE OUT AND DRY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN. NO FOOD OR LIQUID CONTAMINATION PLEASE!
You can drop them off on Saturdays at theSalcedo Weekend Market 8am – 12pm!
They used to also collect from
- Sunshine Mall, Arca South 9am – 12nn Every 1st Sundays of the month
- Market Street Meet 4pm-10pm
But you will have to get in touch with GreenAntz directly to ask if they have resumed collection there.
PASTOR NOI BARRAMEDA +639175086916
I love that they are industrializing the eco-bricking concept! I think it’s more efficient than the manual ecobricking. 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 GreenAntz 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. Have you tried eco-bricking your non-recyclable plastics? 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.