All posts tagged pet bottles

Unhibited Charger Progression v 0.9

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 9:52am by russs.net Comments Off
Unhibited Charger Progression v 0.9

We are now at version 0.9 of the Uninhibited Solar Charger.  I am now working with a select group of talented guys in Bontoc, on readying the design for community manufacture.  In the Philippines, there are all these little stores where you can get your cellphones and computers fixed.  The guys behind the counter are a vast untapped pool of […]

Garbage Heroes – bottle brick making featured in local paper.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:48am by russs.net Comments Off
Garbage Heroes – bottle brick making featured in local paper.

A while ago, this great article came out on our work here in Sabangan with the local San Alfonso High School students.  Christa had the great idea that we should get the students to write about the process and interview folks during the day.  This newspaper article, published in the provincial paper is the result.  I love some of the […]

Reflections on the Ethics of Ecobricking

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 11:51am by russs.net Comments Off
Reflections on the Ethics of Ecobricking

We’re refining the Ecobrick methodology here in the northern Philippines.  An essential part of the process is philosophical.  It is essential to consider the longterm ethics of stashing plastics and potential toxics for the next 500 years into a building block.  Short term the benefits are clear:  encouraging segregation, avoiding short-term contaminations, enabling personal waste responsibility, and empowering individuals, schools and communities with a […]

Our Bottle Brick Wall Experiment is a Success

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 12:58pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Our Bottle Brick Wall Experiment is a Success

 

This is the unfolding of a trash wall built by the village youth and I this month.  It is built  from bottle bricks stuffed with trash that we salvaged from the river. The humble (yet beautiful!) wall is a community showcase of the potential of this collaborative, trash-transmuting, and very low cost building technique. We’ll next take the method to […]

Experiments in Trash Bottle Bricks

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 2:56pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

I’ve been surveying the different techniques going on around the world to buy using bottles.  The technique of layering bottles in cement and building with them as bricks makes some amazing structures and can be a great way to deal with garbage.  In Central America they pack them with sand.  In New Mexico they leave them empty.

Here in Sabangan, we […]