UE Caloocan Week Features Massive Ecobrick Formation
Ecobricks—used plastic bottles filled with various non-biodegradable materials—are a good alternative for construction materials. Such non-biodegradable materials include plastic wrappers and bags, straws, Styrofoam containers, shampoo and coffee sachets, and plastic utensils. The use of ecobricks has been gaining ground nationwide and worldwide, with a number of organizations and institutions utilizing ecobricks for walls, beach resorts, schools and even houses. Since October 2018, students, faculty members, administrators and employees of the University were creating the ecobricks to be used in the formation, following lectures on the proper way of creating ecobricks. In a span of five months the UE community was able to produce over 10,000 ecobricks for the formation. The ecobricks used and created for this event will have two purposes: many will be donated to NGOs for use in their projects, while others will be used for in-house installations on UE’s Caloocan campus.