Lifestyle

Make Ecobricks, Exchange Them for Metal Straws

This supermarket offers the perfect incentive to start recycling all that single-use plastic.
IMAGE Wikimedia Commons | Josephine Chan and Ian Christie. - www.ecobricks.org
Comments

The prospect of reducing our use of plastic can be pretty daunting, especially since we use so much of it in our everyday lives. Making "ecobricks" presents an easy way to recycle plastic—all you have to do is tightly pack a water bottle with clean plastic, which can be upcycled to become lightweight and hardy construction materials instead of ending up in a landfill.

There are a number of environmental organizations that gather ecobricks at drop-off points all over the country, but now, Robinsons Easymart has joined in. The supermarket chain offers free metal straws or glass water bottles—also good things to have in the war against single-use plastic—to exchange for ecobricks.

To get a metal straw or glass bottle, all you have to do is bring ecobricks in any of the following amounts:

  • 5 x 1 to 2 liter bottles
  • 10 x 500 ml bottles
  • 15 x 330 ml bottles
  • 20 x 250 ml bottles

Robinsons Easymart is accepting ecobricks until September 15, 2018. To learn how to properly make an ecobrick, visit Ecobrick.org’s How-To page.

IMAGE: Facebook - Robinsons Easymart (facebook.com/RobinsonsEasymart)
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Angelica Gutierrez
Angelica is currently Editorial Assistant for Esquiremag.ph.
View Other Articles From Angelica
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
Light-hearted entertainment with a touch of intelligence and satire.
 
Share
Tomas Cloma was a navigator, a dreamer, and a lawyer. Most of all, he was a patriot.
 
Share
Luckily, the 71-year-old star appears to be doing fine.
 
Share
The government revives "Yosi Kadiri," the iconic anti-smoking campaign of the '90s.
 
Share
Including Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and a new zombie horror with Bill Murray and Adam Driver
 
Share
He's lost teeth and the tip of his finger, but most recently hurt his ankle filming Bond 25.
 
Share
Why you don't need hectoring, pestering parenting books in your life
 
Share
The new title from Respawn promises intense lightsaber combat, a new planet, and a wealth Star Wars lore.
 
Share
Bad news for anyone who wants to catapult themselves hundreds of feet into the air
Load More Articles
Connect With Us