GIVING PLASTIC A VALUE
IN THE JUNGLE OF LAOS
Our sustainability mission is to communicate the importance of preserving the Lao nature, and initiate sustainable projects which can reduce harmful ecological processes and clean up the jungle.
That is why we in 2018 initiated Clean the Jungle, a project where we give plastic a value by collecting plastic bottles filled with plastic waste, called Ecobricks. The project is based on the Norwegian bottle deposit scheme; people can deliver their Ecobricks to us, we give them money from Empowers’ plastic fund, and then we repurpose the plastic.
An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed solid with non-biological waste to make a re-useable building block. Best of all, you don’t need any fancy machines, special skills, engineers or even politicians to get started.
Around the world people are making and building all sorts of practical stuff ith ecobricks. From indoor furniture, to gardens and parks, to structures– your imagination is the only limit!
We ecobrick. Why? Well, because after lots of research we’ve found Ecobricks to be the deepest solution for our own plastic. From raising ecological consciousness to sequestering C02 to transitioning from sustainable to regenerative, there’s a whole bunch of good reasons for Ecobricks.