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There is a solution to plastic pollution. In the Northern Philippines, inspired by our ancestral traditions where there is no concept of "waste" we've developed Vision Ecobricks-- a no-politician, no-machine, no-money way to go zero-waste......read more
I am honored to be featured on a major Filipino news site this week. It's a written interview that I have been meditating on and refining for the last six months, before finalizing. I go real deep. It's also an opportunity to tell the full story for the record... In...read more
So, what is an OpenSource, low-tech, invention? I've been saying how I am a Regenerative Inventor, innovating designs that serve the people and the planet outside of the Capitalist system. I'd like to share one of my inventions that I am most proud of. Its what I...read more
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 Ecobrickers...read more
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...read more
This week, CNN Indonesia's 6 minute program, Insight, with Dessi Anwar, did a special report of the Ecobrick movement that is sweeping Indonesia. The special interview was conducted out of the regular CNN studio, at the home of Russell Maier and Ani Himawati,...read more
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.