Bottle Bricks

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Plastic Bottle Bricks are recycled plastic bottles filled with sand, plastics, or some other non-organic material and compacted to create a dense and strong brick used for construction. An example of a website that shares information about this method of building is called Ecobricks.org.

Product description

Plastic Bottle Bricks are recycled plastic bottles filled with sand, plastics, or some other non-organic material and compacted to create a dense and strong brick used for construction. An example of a website that shares information about this method of building is called Ecobricks.org.

Target region(s)

Plastic Bottle Bricks can be used in any country with an excess amount of used plastic bottles.

Distributors/implementing organizations

Varies. No company distributes bottle bricks, since they are intended to be manufactured using local recycled materials. There are a few organizations (Growth International Volunteer Excursions, Ecobricks.orgBottlebrick.comInspiration Green, and others) that have their own bottle brick projects in countries around the world.

Market suggested retail price

Bottles and bottle fill are made from recycled materials and therefore there is no cost for the bricks themselves. The adhesive to hold the bricks together, the sand (if filling bottles with sand), labor, and required materials will all incur costs on a project.

ECO-TEC estimates $6-$11 USD per square foot for construction, excluding labor costs.

Competitive landscape

Any standard earthen block or average brick has the same function as a bottle brick.

SDG targeted

Goal 1 and 11: Aims to provide affordable and durable shelter that at the same time reduces existing waste.

Target user(s)

Any person, community, or organization that wants to construct a structure out of recycled materials.

The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects https://t.co/MlRH1H0x2F