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Eco-Bricks - A plastic solution for the trash dilemma

 VISION ECO-BRICKS

Eco-Bricks - A plastic solution for the Philippine's trash dilemma

The Eco-Brick Project (A Message from Mr. Illac Diaz) 

5-year-olds turn trash into eco-bricks

to make your own ecobrick:
1.Twist tight any plastic waste such as plastic food packaging, chip packets, plastic litter, etc. and squish them into a 2ℓ coke (or other with similar shape) bottle. 2.Compress the plastic waste with a piece of bamboo or dial stick so that there is little air space between the plastic. 3.Your ecobrick should weigh approximately 500 grams.

 56 Brilliant Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles.

get creative with IBC containers

Cabinz Donates and Arranges Delivery of 800kg of Composite Door Off cuts to Hastings & St Leonards Men in Sheds

Cabinz Donates and Arranges Delivery of 800kg of Composite Door Off cuts to Hastings & St Leonards Men in Sheds





Pics of the Excellent Hasting & St Leonards Shed Workshop interior. It was previously a dance studio, hence the funky decor  



 Metal Shop

Geodesic Housing for the Homeless: Dome Made of Umbrellas

Hurricane Damaged Shelter Recovery Method for British Virgin /Caribbean Islands / Usa with little or no budget

Hurricane Damaged Shelter Recovery Proposal Method for British Virgin /Caribbean Islands / Usa with little or no budget
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Damage, America Can’t Afford to Rebuild 
Method 
1. Collect wood that is plentiful due to fallen trees / joists / stick frames 
2. Sort or cut wood into 50mm /70 / 140mm thick planks
3. paints planks with preservative 
4. Clad & nail / screw planks inside galvanised drywall lining channel or purlins, salvaged from destroyed buildings 
5.Drill holes in structurally sound brick walls, insert plastic walls plugs , glued in with injection resin or adhesives
6. Screw metal clad  planks to wall, horizontally & vertically , so a 2.4 x1.2m sheet can be screwed to it    
7  Fill insulation voids with plastic bottles filled with polystyrene or bubble wrap (or sand / soil / water if thermal mass / heavier wall weight required) .

The truth about recycling

 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531352-000-throwaway-culture-the-truth-about-recycling
We take it for granted that recycling is the best way to dispose of waste. But is that just greenwash? New Scientist sorts through the trash so that you can make up your mind Which materials are worth recycling?
From the most basic environmental point of view, all materials are worth recycling, because this reduces the need for energy-intensive mining and smelting of virgin materials. That makes a huge difference for some things – notably aluminium – but even recycling glass leads to a small energy saving and consequent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can also provide a reliable, non-imported source of scarce resources such as the rare earth metals that are crucial parts of touchscreens and other high-tech devices. However, the answer gets muddier when we consider economics. The price of recycled material fluctuates wildly, and some often aren’t profitable to recycle, espec…

Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 100+kg of 6mm Plywood Off cuts to Woodcraft to Wellness in Saltney, Donated by Reynolds Timber

Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 100+kg of 6mm Large Plywood Off cuts to Woodcraft to Wellness in Saltney, Donated by Reynolds Timber




Idea for Reinforcing Window Storm Plywood Shutters on a Budget with Cut Up Used Tyres

Used Tyres, locally available for free, can be easily cut up with a hand blade & a metal jig saw blade (for side wall metal tyre bead) to strengthen a plywood or metal shutter.

The tyre off cuts are screwed and / glued into raw plugs in the wall . Preferably bolted to the plywood 

A Short Lesson in Building Effective Shutters

www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/shutters/index2.html

 plywood hurricane shutters images

If there's no money for plywood , salvaged pallets could be used 





For bigger windows the tyre tread can be cut

 A Variation.


The whole shutter counld be covered with over lapping tyre treads fo max strength, but weight would be heavy.

First ideas for total coverage layout






Perhaps a combination of the side walls & tread would work best . Side walls could be cut as complete circles & screwed to tread strips

Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires

Following on from Cabinz recent work with reusing tyres

  Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

I cam e across this related garden shelter..

 Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires  

It uses tyre treads in a similar way, over panel joints





Cabinz Arranges Delivery of 200kg of 6mm Large Plywood Off cuts to Ellesmere Port Men in Sheds, Donated by Reynolds Timber

E Port Men in Sheds Phone: 0151 3572098 mike.doherty@ageukcheshire.org.uk
www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/our-services/men-in-sheds/ 
Reynolds Timber www.reynoldstimber.com 0151 670 1213



Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

While currently building the Hexayurt with Drywall / Composite Stick Frame & Magnesium Oxide ( Mgo) Board Cladding . Re-used Insulation Infill  I was thinking about variations on joining of the panels. As I am re-using free bottles etc for the insulation, and given the current hurricane in Florida, I was thinking of a free & plentiful, strong flexible seam that would withstand a high wind.  Old worn tyres came to mind. Note. if the edge sealant does not waterproof the seam, a covering flashing (perhaps of grp sheet strips may need to be installed) )  After trying another method (see following pics) I think its best to:   ( Update ) Related shelter  Maison Gomme is a quirky backyard shed made with recycled tires 1.  cut both sides off as per the vid below with a Contour Knife & Trimming Blade . 2. Then cut the tread part of the tire one with a metal bladed jig saw. This leaves a flat strip . 3. Put a bead of silicon sealant along the side of tyre or panel edge 4. sc…

Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint

Go to this link  Using Old Car Tyre Strips to Join Stick Frame Hexayurt Panels to Form a More Flexible Joint While currently building the Hexayurt with Drywall / Composite Stick Frame & Magnesium Oxide ( Mgo) Board Cladding . Re-used Insulation Infill  I was thinking about variations on joining of the panels. As I am re-using free bottles etc for the insulation, and given the current hurricane in Florida, I was thinking of a free & plentiful, strong flexible seam that would withstand a high wind.  Old worn tyres came to mind. Note. if the edge sealant does not waterproof the seam, a covering flashing (perhaps of grp sheet strips may need to be installed) )  After trying another method (see following pics) I think its best to: 1.  cut both sides off as per the vid below with a Contour Knife & Trimming Blade .

2. Then cut the tread part of the tire one with a metal bladed jig saw. This leaves a flat strip . 3. Put a bead of silicon sealant along the side of tyre or pan…

Draft proposal for Design of Insulated Panels installed as Shelter Wall Insulation, that can be Re-used as Shelters in the event of a Disaster Situation

Paul Ridley, Founder of the Cabinz Project Uk has designed several insulated panels that can be attached to an existing brick or wood building to insulate it, and make the structure stronger. 
These are designed to counter the problem that if a disaster occurs, there will not be enough materials available immediately to build thousands of shelters. By have the panels dispersed around the country, in use as insulating building panels , they can quickly be removed from buildings & re-used as emergency shelters or perhaps floating pontoons in a flood.
While the panels are in situ, this addresses the problems stated in the 2 articles below  
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes   Climate change likely to increase risk of costly storms. Uk Buildings need strengthening
If there is a disaster, where thousands of shelters are needed very quickly, the panels can be removed and built into shelters such as Hexayurts

The panels are screwed onto a metal drywall / wood or plastic strip that is…

Part 2 - Experiments with re-used cans & bottle as containers for air, soil or water in a drywall metal clad shelter vertical frame

Update Edit:
Another reason to bury plastics in wall insulation 

from today 6/9/17 Guardian Newspaper

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Part 2 experiments with fibrelass reinforced taped bottles & cans, made into beams

Leading on from pt 1

and contributing to

Hexayurt with Drywall / Composite Stick Frame & Magnesium Oxide ( Mgo) Board Cladding . Re-used Insulation Infill

Experiments with cans & bottle litter used as containers for soil or water in a drywall metal clad shelter vertical frame