Ibu Bakhriah Sofiatun, bafunde emhlanganweni wokusebenzela uhulumeni ngo-2014, mayelana nezingozi zepulasitiki. Wafunda ukuthi uma ishisa ithulula izinhlayiya, futhi uma ingena emanzini i-clogs iphinde ingcolile.Ngomakhelwane bakhe, wayephakathi kokwenza izikhwama ezivela e-plastic wrappers ngaleso sikhathi.  Ngokushesha ngemva kwalokho, umthengi wezikhwama wayeka ukuthenga. Kodwa yena nomakhelwane bakhe babesenamasaka okusika ipulasitiki ekulungele ukuhamba. Okufanele ngikwenze! Wayengazi ukuthi kufanele akwenze kanjani ngemikhwama emikhulu ye-wrappers. Wayazi kahle ukuthi omakhelwane bakhe babeqinisekile ukuthi bayokulahla emfuleni oseduze. Ngakho-ke, wenza into kuphela ayengayicabangela – wathenga amasaka avela kumakhelwane wakhe wabe esewabeka phansi. Lapho wahlala ngaphezu kwama-40kgs epulasitiki iminyaka engaphezu kwemithathu. Kuze …. wafunda nge-ecobricks! Lapho ezwa ngo-ecobricking wajabula kakhulu: “Ilhamdilah! Lesi yisisombululo!” Manje akagcini nje nge-ecobricking yonke le epulasitiki, kodwa futhi afundisa omakhelwane bakhe ukuthi benzeni nabo. Lapha uhlezi ngokuziqhenya ngamagumbi e-ecobrick ayenzile neqembu leJogja “Sahabat Sampah”. U-Ibu Sofi akayedwa. Emisebenzini yethu yokwabelana nge-Ecobricks e-Jogjakarta, siye sahlangana nabesigamu besifazane abayishumi nambili manje abaguqula ipulasitiki yabo esitokisini ibe yi-ecobricks. Njengo-Ibu Sofi, bajabule kakhulu ekugcineni bawusebenzise. Akukhona lokhu kuphela, kodwa bafundisa abanye ku-ecobrick.