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I spent four lonely, dark and rainy nights under a mighty tree in a Singpore forest. There I had a moment to contemplate with my friends the species around us now, and those that are passing on…
For the last five years, I’ve been trying to figure out a reliable, sturdy technique for connecting ecobricks without the need to buy anything— to rely on nothing but used, local, and globally abundant materials. And today… breakthrough!
Around the world, folks have been cleaning things up. Thousands of clean-ups have picked up thousands of tons of plastic. Hurray! But now what?
Russell is a regenerative designer and inventor based in Bali, Indonesia. He is one of the leaders of the Ecobrick movement in Indonesia and the world. Inspired by the principles of the mandala and his time amongst the Igorot people he works to implementing deep, trans-formative innovations. With ecobricks, Russell’s creativity is focused on putting ‘waste’ back into cycles of indefinite use. Meanwhile, moving forward with innovations that, using natural materials and ancestral manual traditions, are fully open source, non-capital, and transcend waste, petroleum and factories all together. You can read more in his Regenerative Design Manifesto or follow him on Facebook:
Mandalic Regenerative Philosophy
The principles of innovating are even more important than the innovations. Here are my principal essays on the challenges of our times.
The Evolution of the Flying Disc
I love throwing the disc around. With my friends we’ve come up with one that transcends plastic and petroleum.
Bottle Building & Innovation
I love making stuff with bottles. Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.