Craggs Primary school – memorial bench – June 2019
WHY ECOBRICKS AND EARTH
Clay is one of the world’s oldest building materials. It is robust, stable and, as a result, especially durable. With a lifespan of more than 100 years, clay structures are weather-resistant, energy-efficient and fire-resistant.
When an ecobrick is embedded in clay, the bottle acts as a filler and creates insulation while the clay protects the bottles. If the structure is ever taken down, the clay can go back to soil and ecobricks are reused or materials are recycled if those facilities are available.
We know that cement and other conventional building materials pose threats to our environment just like our non recyclable consumption so we pride ourselves in using the ecobrick to not only share education on better waste management but also using it as an opportunity to upskill communities on self building with natural, durable and locally sourced materials!
There is something very powerful about coming together and building a natural structure. When self-built it is much more likely to be taken care of and lifelong memories are made while creating it.