Have you heard of Ecobricks? At Seal Rescue Ireland we’re passionate about saving the environment and helping marine life in any way we can.


One of the many ways we can help is by reducing plastics that enter the ocean and harm sea life. At the moment all our volunteers are engaging in an ecobricks project to re-use our leftover plastic.

So what are ecobricks? Basically, they’re just bottles full of plastic. Whenever we have some free time, we stuff soft plastics (such as sweet wrappers) into empty bottles (such as 2l soft drink bottles) until they’re full. Once we have enough, we can use them to make things from furniture to entire buildings!


Ecobricks are a great way to help the environment, and we will happily accept any donations if you want to start making them at home! To learn more about them, you can visit