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WATCH: Granny turns plastic waste, bottles into ecobricks

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Cole said it was important for each bottle to weigh 4kg for it to serve its purpose as a reusable building block.


19 Sep 2020
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WATCH: Granny turns plastic waste, bottles into ecobricks

Fab Cole with the bottles she makes that are used in creating eco bricks at her home in Edenvale, 13 September 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

Granny Felicity-Ann Cole, 82, spends her day filling up plastic bottles with used plastic to make ecobricks at a retirement home in Edenvale. She said a family member in Modderfontein in Joburg encouraged her to take on this initiative in March last year. “After my cousin told me the ecobricks were used to build classrooms and homes for families and school children in Grahamstown in Port Elizabeth who were less fortunate, I couldn’t stop myself from getting involved,” Cole said. “And besides, what better way to recycle plastic and paper which are often dumped into our rivers, oceans and dams,...

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