Updated: Jan 12, 2021
Plastic pollution is fundamentally caused by short sighted, linear thinking and ignorance of plastic’s properties. Many people don’t realise just how dangerous and toxic plastic can be – they thus continue consuming, tossing, burning or recycling their plastic. 'Ecobricking' attempts to address this directly.
Plastic is made from petroleum molecules, which are made from oil. The burning of plastic (globally one of the most common forms of plastic disposal) generates 3.1Kg of C02 per 1Kg of plastic. When plastic is left in the sun, C02 is also released in the photo-degradation process. The release of C02 is one of the major causes of global warming.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are turning to the 'ecobricks.org' project as a way to take personal responsibility for their plastic.
To find out more, watch the video below or visit https://www.ecobricks.org