ARTICLES ON THE WEB

A PALACE OF TRASH AND THE WORLD ITS CHANGING – Huffington Post, 2012, updated 2017

An article introducing Ubuntu-Blox to the world, along with their inventor, Mr. Harvey Lacey.  This groundbreaking technology was first utilized in Haiti, and this article shares with you the impressive achievements that resulted from Mr. Lacey and rebuilding with Ubuntu-Blox in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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LIFE IN PLASTIC – Tea After Twelve, 2015

This article details the perils of plastic waste and current disposal and recycling systems, and highlights the need for small-scale grassroots approaches to waste management such as ecobricking and Ubuntu-Blox.

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ECOBRICKS AND EDUCATION: HOW PLASTIC BOTTLE RUBBISH IS HELPING TO BUILD SCHOOLS  – The Guardian, 2014

Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Town Network, writes about the spread of ecobricking from Guatemala to South Africa and beyond, and how the practice of stuffing plastic waste into bottles and building with them has sparked a grassroots revolution.

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PLASTIC WASTE INSULATION, REUSE OF PET FOR HIGH ALTITUDE HOUSES – Huys Advies, Sjoerd Nienhuys, 2004

Many people around the world have been gathering research on the use of PET plastics as an alternative insulation material for buildings.  Here is a thorough report from Nepal where researchers describe the entire process from the moment you purchase a PET plastic wrapped product from the store, to insulating your house with the ‘waste’.


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