We have recently announced that we have completed our 150th EcoBrick – these bricks have all been two litre bottles, each weighing at least 500 gr. This implies that we have collectively taken at least 75 kgs of plastics and polystyrene out of the system. We have experienced several problems in getting these EcoBricks to be utilised meaningfully in the Overstrand region. Discussions with staff members at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town have now resulted in constructive outcomes.
Tomorrow we will deliver 50 Ecobricks to them and these will be used in the following way: “Thank you very much for the ecobrick donations, they will assist us on the Velokhaya Build that we are doing in Khayelitsha. Pick n Pay is building a kitchen and lounge area for the Khayelitsha youth at the Velokhaya Cycling Academy. The kitchen will feed 200 kids every day. We will use the ecobricks to build vegetable rise bed to plant herbs and vegetables for the kids.”
It is very gratifying to know that all of our efforts had not been in vain and that we now have a permanent spot where we can deliver the Ecobricks and most importantly that it will be used for worthwhile projects. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our members, friends and partners who had produced Ecobricks and who had collected plastics for us to use. Please keep on doing so as this is making a huge difference to our war against plastic and the bricks are making a difference in people’s lives.
A big word of thanks also goes to John Kieser of Plastics SA for facilitating this process.