ECOBRICK AND EARTH BUILDS
Suistainability for ecobricks in structures is of utmost importance to us. We are in the process of testing and researching the best building methods for ecobricks for the future ( besides using it as a tool to decrease and change habits ) with many local South Africa partners and an international ecobrick alliance.
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 bottle. If the structure is ever taken down, the clay can go back to soil and the ecobricks can be reused ( or the materials can be taken out to be recycled if those facilities are finally available )
We know that the production of cement is the 3rd biggest CO2 emission on the planet and many other conventional building methods are very wasteful so we are looking beyond this to find better building solutions along side the exploration of better material use / Suistainable systems in the case of the non recyclables and the ecobrick. Waste-ED use the ecobrick to share education on better waste managment systems but also to upskill communities on self building with natural, durable and locally sourced materials too.