Bolivian school receives classroom of eco-bricks, ecological material

Achocalla, Bolivia, Oct 21 (EFE).- Two thousand “eco-bricks” made of PET bottles filled with plastic waste, an ecological roof, toxic-free paint and a floor made of recycled tires shapes a music classroom for children of a Bolivian school.

The beneficiaries are about 80 children kids from the Willcacota Educational Unit, in the municipality of Achocalla, adjacent to La Paz and El Alto, where this “eco-classroom” was inaugurated Thursday.

The initiative was promoted by Carolina Vaca Guzman, director of Extend Verde, the ecological division of the corporate communication firm Extend Comunicaciones Bolivia, which was joined by volunteers, professionals, companies and institutions, including the Bolivian Army.

“The objective is to show the population that it can be built with ecological and sustainable materials,” Vaca Guzmán told EFE.

The young woman began to develop the idea about four years ago with some “failed attempts”, until two years ago, through the Bolivian Private University, she got to know the educational unit and saw the needs they had, including having a music classroom.

Thus began the campaigns to raise awareness about waste and the possibility of it becoming a habit to build “eco-bricks” in their homes to prevent plastic waste from reaching the landfill. EFE


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