A bottle brick
, also known as an ecobrick, is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle to a set density.
This "bottle brick
" technology started nine years ago in India, South and Central America, providing a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional building bricks.
Other exhibited works are: Portable Indoor/Outdoor UV-C LED Water Disinfectant, A Compact Water Filtration and Purification System, Sci-Quiz App: A Mobile Game Application in Science for Android, Anti-Epileptic Seizure Effect of Gotu Kola in Lothium-Pilocarpine-Induce Albino Mice Model, Rice Seed Bug Killer Fermented Mushroom Juice, Biodiesel from Algae: A Possible Source of Renewable Energy, and Evaluation on Plastic Flower Pot Made of Bottle Bricks
BASF employees led another anniversary project with the donation of bottle bricks
that will be exchanged for science books about water conservation.
The launch attendees were then taught how to make eco-bricks (or bottle bricks
) by Lia's dad, Carl.
While many question the durability of eco-bricks as a construction material, a study in Bangladesh found that bottle bricks
were "stronger than conventional bricks and concrete cylinders."