East Java Ecobrick Expedition

East Java Ecobrick Expedition

Blog post by Ecobrick team member Russell Maier, on the road in East Java These last few days, the Bali Ecobrick team and I are off on an expedition to Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. We’ve been meeting community leaders and just regular folks who have no idea...
Ibu Sofi: Saving the plastic from the river

Ibu Sofi: Saving the plastic from the river

Ibu Bakhriah Sofiatun, learned in a government workshop in 2014, about the dangers of plastic.  She learned that when its burned it releases toxins, and when it gets in the water it clogs and contaminates.  With her neighbours, she was in the midst of making bags from...

Ecobricking Unfolds City Wide in Jogja

So this is tremendous.  Everyday we are receiving photos from our team of trainers in Jogja.  Everyday they are visiting a new neighbourhood and conducting seminars and trainings. The trainers are visiting every single neighbourhood in the Jogjakarta city area. This...

Unfortunately… no. A waste.

Today, Trudy and I met Dr. Milinda Pathiraja, an architect and engineering professor here in Colombo Sri Lanka, to consult with on our vision of building an ecobrick trauma center from ecobricked waste and earth in Nepal.  Trudy asked him whether there were any...

The First Bali Spa Begins Ecobricking

From Russell in Bali, Indonesia Well… I am impressed! A few weeks ago I made a presentation to the Bali Spa Association. It was a bold experiment to see if we could mobilize the myriad of spas and hotels here to do something about the abundance of plastic on the...

Filipino Ecobrick Pioneer Featured

Staff Reflection by Russell Maier My old buddy Sir Ernesto made the front page of the local newspaper back in Mt. Province, Philippines! Sir Enersto is a town councilor for the small municipality of Sabangan who is now being recognized for his pioneering environmental...