The ECO-BRICKS bricks are made of 1.2 kg of plastic waste or 20 PET bottles each. Visually, they resemble common cement bricks, but they are made from leftovers and without the use of heat. In this process, the waste is crushed and supplemented with sand, cement and water, and then formed into bricks in a press. Finally, these are air-dried to achieve the appropriate strength. 4000 ECO-BRICKS are needed to cover an area of 70 square meters.
Manufacturer: Fundación Ecoinclusión
Project status: Concept // Prototype // Ready for market // Ready for series production
Source: Peters, Sascha; Drewes, Diana: Materials in Progress. Innovations for Designers and Architects, Basel 2019, p. 63.
Image source: Fundación Ecoinclusión