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 that is not currently recyclable. Ensure the plastic is dry and as clean as possible and you are encouraged to use a wooden spoon handle to push the plastic down 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, write on the weight in Sharpie pen, and bring it - or indeed bring all the ecobricks you have made and collected with friends - along to the church. Our building is not open at the moment due to the Coronavirus; there are however some boxes outside the link building entrance where your ecobricks can be left 24/7!
Since first joining this project in 2019 we have made several trips, delivering over 1800 ecobricks to a farming project in south Wales - and are one of the largest contributors!
2020 Winner: Despite the building being closed for much of the year, we continued to collect ecobricks - our heaviest brick weighed over 1.1kg