ECOblocks

ECOblocks

From plastics to blocks

The technology that converts discarded plastic into an aggregate for the production of cinder blocks was patented in Costa Rica. The main production of this product is managed by the Pedregal construction company. Click below to learn more about this revolutionary process.

Our Story

Our Story

Plastic repurposed...one home at a time

As an organization we exist to clean up our beautiful country of Costa Rica while providing a viable solution to the issue of single-use plastics. We accomplish this by converting plastic waste into an aggregate that makes traditional construction cinderblocks. We then utilize these cinderblocks, called ECOblocks, to build homes for local families in need. Having started with the goal of becoming packaging-neutral through the local hot sauce brand Ricante, our organization has broadened its reach to create a true circular economy through its plastic to homes program. We are now a fully compliant 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization enabling us to increase awareness and bring funds to bear on the issues of plastic waste and homelessness.