It has been known that one of the main causes of climate change and environmental destruction is the use of plastic. Every year, more than 300 million tons of plastics are used and almost 80% of it is disposed. Because plastic is durable, light-weighted, durable, and practical, people became more and more dependent on it. With this high dependency with plastic and having no alternative material that can replace it, it is quite impossible for us to be plastic-free.
Knowing that improper disposal of non-biodegradable substances is concerning. Eco-bricks were made. Eco-bricking is an environmentally conscious way to handle plastic bottles and other non-biodegradable waste materials. Use of such bricks helps in reducing the overall cost of the building and at the same time promotes recycling to lessen plastic waste material volume. Aware of the problem, the employees of McBride Corporation through its Corporate Social Responsibility, started making eco-bricks to contribute in helping save Mother Earth. As of July 2019, more than 350 ecobricks, 500 ml to 1.5 liters, were made by the McBride employees. These will be donated to non-government organizations that build infrastructures using eco-bricks.