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UE Caloocan Week Features Massive Ecobrick Formation

The University of the East signified its commitment to environment-consciousness by unveiling the UE Ecobricks Formation on February 15, 2019, at the UE Caloocan Field. The formation featured close to 1,000 students of the UE Caloocan Basic Education Department and over 10,000 ecobrick bottles produced by UE Caloocan’s Basic Education and National Students Training Program students, and officers and members of recognized UE Caloocan student organizations.

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.

The formation was part of the UE Caloocan Week 2019 celebration, whose theme is “Karunungan, Kaunlaran, Kalikasan.” A rich array of activities was lined up for UE Caloocan students, including the UE Caloocan Recognition Day for College Students, a motorcade, a sportsfest, several academic and artistic exhibits and the offerings of the UE College Entrance Test for free.

For more information about UE Caloocan, please contact 367-4572/74/75/79 local 160, or 367-4787, orvisit www.UE.edu.ph/caloocan, like University of the East (UE) on Facebook or follow @Official_UE on Twitter.

Topics: University of the East , UE Ecobricks Formation , UE Caloocan Basic Education Department
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