¹ = “Ecobrick and Earth Building, Global Ecobrick Alliance”. 2013-11-29.
² = “The Andrew Report on Ecobrick Building, Global Ecobrick Alliance”. 2018-06-06.
³ = “Plastics are resistant against microbial attack, since during their relatively short time of presence in nature, evolution has not yet design new enzyme structures capable of degrading synthetic polymers” Polyethylene and biodegradable mulches for agricultural applications: a review, p 510, Subrahmaniyan Kasirajan & Mathieu Ngouajio, 12 January 2012
⁴ = Anthony L. Andrady,’Microplastics in the marine environment’, (sciencedirect.com, Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol 62, issue 8, August 2011), 1596–1605.
⁵ = Sarah-Jeanne Royer, Sara Ferrón, Samuel T. Wilson, David M. Karl, ‘Production of methane and ethylene from plastic in the environment’, (Published: August 1, 2018) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200574
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⁹ = Assuming a 95% petro-combustible and photodegradeable plastic content in an ecobrick. Calculated on the approximate weight ratio for carbon to carbon dioxide of 12 to 44. Plastic and Climate • The hidden costs of a plastic planet https://www.ciel.org/plasticandclimate/
¹⁰ = How to Ecobrick https://www.ecobricks.org/how
¹¹ = Learning Toward an Ecological Consciousness, Edmund O’Sullivan and Marilyn M. Taylor, 2004, Palgrave Macmillan, p.30 “…responsible global citizenship requires not only a new social and ecological imagination but a shift in consciousness itself—a transformed way of understanding and construing reality. We have to change our minds—as individuals and as a culture.”
¹² = Why Ecobrick? The Raising of ecological consciousess https://www.ecobricks.org/why
¹³ = Changing the Dialogue About “Waste” with Ecobricks https://medium.com/local-futures/ecobricks-plastic-waste-downstream-technology-and-system-level-change-646e0f891ba1
¹⁴ = Reflections on the Ethics of Ecobricking, Russell Maier, Oct 6, 2013 http://russs.net/reflections-on-the-ethics-of-ecobricking/