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The Movement
The Global Plastic Transition & Ecobrick Movement
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Ecobricking is not just a technology, it’s a movement. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have turned to ecobricks as a way to take personal responsibility for their plastic and to transition from it.

Plastic. It’s everywhere. And it unites us. Taking personal responsibility for one’s plastic to keep it from being dumped, burned or recycled is the embodiment of Ghandi’s famous words “be the change you want to see in the world“.

United by plastic, ecobrickers around the world are now not just solving plastic for themselves, but for their neighbourhood, community, and cities. Ecobricking not only prevents plastic from becoming pollution, it creates a reusable building block by which we can build our greenest visions.

The joy and pride from ecobrickers who are putting their plastic to good green use is what propels the viral spread of ecobricks around the world.

How does it spread?

The ecobrick movement is people powered and fundamentally non-capital. This means that no one gets paid to make an ecobrick, and that all of the resources that the GEA offers, from our site, to our books, to our app, were manifested through collaboration that received no financial remuneration. The tremendous amount of work that goes into making an ecobrick, or for that matter developing our resources, is powered by a much more potent motivations than capital-- collective planet passion.

How does the movement work?

Ecobricking is a low tech, virtually zero cost regenerative technology. And so too are all the applications of ecobricks. This is how we’ve designed it! The dissemination of Ecobricks uses the principles of mandalaic collaboration. Put simply, the intention is clear (i.e. "let’s save the plastic from becoming pollution"), the collaboration is accessible (bottles and plastic are everywhere), and the way to collaborate is simple and clear (make an ecobrick!). Consequently, anyone, anywhere can join the blossoming collaboration– or mandala– as we co-creatively unite in transcending plastic pollution once and for all.

The Role of the Global Ecobrick Alliance

The Global Ecobrick Alliance (GEA) is a not-for-profit, Earth Enterprise that supports the local and global ecobrick and plastic transition movements by maintaining its conceptual and technological infrastructure. In particular, this website, our vision ecobrick publications, the GEA trainer network and the GoBrik application.

We’re here to hold the space for the unfolding dissemination of ecobricking and the raising of ecological consciousness that the spread entails.

🍃 About the GEA

Learn about the Global Ecobrick Alliance.

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Transcate Collaboration

In contrast to conventional construction, Earth and ecobricking building is transcaste, meaning that it is accessible to men and women, young and old, black and white, and everyone in between!

Our Principles
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Good Use

Building with ecobricks puts plastic to good use in the short-term, while securing it out of both the biosphere and industry for the long-term.

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