Green Spark founder Susanne Friedrich says turning plastic trash into ecobricks can save the environment in Nkhata Bay.
She said this on Saturday when her organisation, in conjunction with Go Green, led school clubs in cleaning up plastics in the streets in the district.
Said Friedrich: “The technology of making ecobricks is simple and anyone can make ecobricks, including children.
“People can even make money out of them either by selling the ecobricks or ecobrick products.”
A youth from Go Green, Mainja Valentino Kaundama, said he participated in the clean-up exercise because it is every citizen’s responsibility to protect the environment.
Mary Mwakafwira, an environmental science graduate from The Polytechnic and is an intern with Green Spark, urged the youth to use locally available resources, including waste, to venture into businesses.
“Do not just wait for someone to employ you, but find skills to generate money,” she said.
Besides ecobricks, Green Spark trains youths and other interested individuals in environmental technologies and organic farming.
Ecobricks are bricks made from soft plastic trash and can be used as building blocks for construction of different structures such as walls, chairs and toilet seats.
Green Spark was founded in 2019.