Semarang: People and Plastic, Ying and Yang

Semarang: People and Plastic, Ying and Yang

It’s been an incredible last few days visiting the city of Semarang, Indonesia, where Ani and I led an Ecobrick training of trainer workshop. The two day indepth event was sponsored by Marimas, one of Indonesia’s largest food manufacturers (and thus...
A Cigarette Pollution Solution

A Cigarette Pollution Solution

I’ve got good news and bad news on cigarette butts. There is a simple solution to a big problem. Trashed cigarette butts are one of the most rampant of all human wastes. Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded every year.(1) In beach clean ups around the...
The Movement Spreads

The Movement Spreads

Great news for the planet! Ani and I just got back from five days in Jogja. Jogja is principal Indonesia city that has been the birth place of movements and political and cultural reforms that have swept the country. And now, the Ecobrick movement is sure and steady...
Our Ecobricking Featured on CNN

Our Ecobricking Featured on CNN

  This week our work transforming plastic pollution into Ecobricks, was featured on CNN Indonesia! The program is in a mix of Indonesian and English and is set at my and Ani Himawati’s house in Ubud, Bali. The report features clips and interviews with...
New Ecobricks.org 3.0 launched

New Ecobricks.org 3.0 launched

Today we lauch our new Ecobricks.org 3.0 site! Plastic, solved!  My team and I have been hard at work for the last few years on a solution to plastic pollution. Our site, a one stop resource for the technique and philosophy behind Ecobricking has been getting better...