Indonesian Ecobrick Movement Featured on CNN 60 Minutes

This week, CNN Indonesia’s 6 minute program, Insight, with Dessi Anwar, did a special report of the Ecobrick movement that is sweeping Indonesia.  The special interview was conducted out of the regular CNN studio, at the home of Russell Maier and Ani Himawati,...
Introducing Ecobricks.org 3.0

Introducing Ecobricks.org 3.0

Alrighty! After months of hard work and focused collaboration, we are super proud to announce the launch of our new, world class, Ecobricks.org website– in time for the coverage of the Indonesian Ecobrick movement this week on CNN. Rallying around the mission of...

Jo Stodgel: Trash Transformer

One of our Top 10 2017 Ecobrickers of the Year Jo was introduced to Ecobricks by a friend who didn’t call it an Ecobrick. To his friend it was just a neat backpacking solution– rather than toss his plastic on a hike, he would stuff it into a plastic bottle. ...

New Site, Real People, Inspiring Stories

We’re working on a massive revamp of the Ecobricks website, and I am honored and excited by what is coming together. Sure, our site will have all the info, techniques, and theory you need to get going with ecobricks. But, even more important, we’re going...
Ecobrick Emissions Safety Rigorously Tested for Construction

Ecobrick Emissions Safety Rigorously Tested for Construction

The potential toxic emmisions of plastic from Ecobricks were recently put to the test, side-by-side convential building materials.  With the assistance of scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, GEA principal and founder of  Upcycle Santa Fe, Jo Stogel got...
Ecobrick Shelf

Ecobrick Shelf

Ulfah, had too many loose books around her house and lots of bottles and Ecobricks so… She put them all together to make this beautifully simple Ecobrick bookshelf!  “I needed some furniture, so I choose simple and easy”.  Ulfah, a trainer...
Introducing the Ocean Ecobrick

Introducing the Ocean Ecobrick

Introducing a Solution for Ocean Waste Introducing the Ocean Ecobrick The Bali Ecobrick team visited the Island of Santen this past week. Located on the mouth of a river that flows out into the ocean between the coast of Java and Bali, Indonesia, the community is...
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...
Version 1.0 Construction Guide is Released!

Version 1.0 Construction Guide is Released!

An introduction to the principles and techniques of bottle building After lots of hard work by our team of translators, cartoonist, writers and photocopiers we are excited to release the revamped Ecobrick Construction Guide.  Not only is it updated with new material,...
Its a Wrap!  Ecobrick Convergence 2017

Its a Wrap! Ecobrick Convergence 2017

Its a wrap!  The Jogja Ecobrick Convergence was a success– bringing ecobrickers together from around the city and the country.   From January 4th-14th, we filled Sankring Art Space with the stories, and the ecobricking, of everyday folks who are...
ToT in Jogja – starting…

ToT in Jogja – starting…

Our Jogja Ecobrick ToT is fast filling up! A reminder for all those participating tomorrow and this weekend to fill out the form online. Please arrive at 9:30AM at Sankring on the 12th to register and pay. The workshop begins at 10AM. Feel free to bring clean and dry...

Convergence Unfolding…

The people, and the Ecobricks, are coming together in Sankring Art space!  The opening, workshops, tours, making-sessions and seminars start tomorrow...
Jogja Convergence Preparation begins!

Jogja Convergence Preparation begins!

The first Ecobrick photo submissions are now going up.   This is how your photo submissions and tags will look on the gallery wall… Meanwhile more photo packs are arriving every day! See the full instructions for adding yours on the convergence...
Jogja Ecobrick Training of Trainer Workshop

Jogja Ecobrick Training of Trainer Workshop

Join us for a our an in-depth Ecobrick training session in Jogja, Indonesia, in January 2017.  Together we will delve into the science, philosophy and practice of ecobricking.  Led by Ecobrick principals Russell Maier and Ani Himawati, this three day workshop will...