Ecobricks Tips

Here’s a few tips that we hope that you will find useful:

  1. Watch the videos on the ecobricks website.
  2. Don’t forget – only use clean, dry, non-biodegradeable plastic.
  3. Start with small bottles if you have them, they are easier to get right.
  4. Start with the lightweight easily crushable plastic, I also find scrunching it up a few times first makes it easier to compact in.
  5. Cut the more rigid plastic up and put it in in small layers.
  6. Weigh your bottle frequently to ensure you are getting the right density from the start.
  7. If you are filling a bit at a time, make sure you compact the partly filled bottles again before you start adding more plastic, if the bottles have been left for a while the plastic starts to expand.