Contribute to EcoBrick research

The Tangaroa Blue team have been finding a number of EcoBricks washing up along the Australian coast over the past few years.

For those of you who don’t know, EcoBricks are PET bottles packed solid with clean and dry used plastic. EcoBricks are made manually to a set density to sequester plastic and create reusable building blocks. In this way EcoBricks aim to contribute to a circular economy, especially in countries where plastic litter is easy to find so it can be used as a building material. The hope is that Ecobricks help clean up plastic litter and stop plastic from breaking up into microplastics in our environment.

However, some EcoBricks end up in the environment anyway.

We are trying to determine the source of the EcoBricks we collected and it would help us to know about EcoBricks in your country so we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer these 10 questions.

Complete the survey here.

This researching is being undertaken thanks to ReefClean and 10% For the Ocean.

ReefClean is a project funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust. Launched in early 2019, the project aims to remove and prevent marine debris along the Great Barrier Reef region through to 2023.

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