A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT - YOU JUST NEED AN EMPTY 2 LITRE bottle AND any NON-RECYCLABLE PLASTIC
Take a clean and dry 2-litre drinks bottle and fill it with 400g - 450g (14-16oz) of soft plastic films, bags and packaging not currently recyclable. Ensure the plastic is dry and as clean as possible and you are encouraged to use a piece of dowel rod, or just a wooden spoon handle, to push the plastic into the bottle to stuff it in as densely as possible. Top tip - ensure that the first plastic in your bottle is really squishy to fill in the ‘feet’ of the bottle!
When your bottle is full (400g min.), put the lid on tightly, and write the approximate weight in Sharpie pen, and bring it – or indeed bring all the ecobricks you have made and collected with friends - along to the church and leave in the welcome area. We're guaranteed to be open every Saturday morning between 10 and 12 (why not stay for a free cuppa), and on Sundays for morning and evening services! We're also open for groups during the week although this can change weekly, however you can now leave your ecobricks in the boxes outside the link building entrance 24/7!
A 2 litre drinks bottle stuffed full of the unrecyclable plastic that is all around us may seem an unlikely way to make a statement about seeking a more sustainable way of life but we at WRBC Hitchin believe it really can make a difference!
EXCITING NEWS! We delivered around 450 ecobricks to the farm in south Wales at the end of September. We've no plans to stop collecting - if you didn't make one before, here's your chance! #doingourbit
2019 Winner: Filled with granular plastic waste, it's a bit of a different one! Our heaviest brick weighed well over 1kg - final measurement put it at 1432g!
Made in collaboration with Alchemy Metals