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Eco-bricks: Creating value from waste

by | Jul 2, 2014

Led by project partner Groupe Senghor, members of the community – primarily the youth – created eco-bricks from the waste they collected in the area around the lake. These eco-bricks were then used to build benches around the lake, enhancing the appearance and livability of the area. Eco-bricks are an innovative way to transform plastic waste into construction material. Soft plastic rubbish is collected and pressed into plastic bottles, creating a solid “brick” that can be used for construction. Involving school children in this project – collecting waste and transforming it into value – is a fun and effective way of teaching children not only about the problem of waste, but also of providing them with concrete actions that they can take to address the waste problem in their community.