The GEA Company Catalyst Program
Connecting Companies & Communities to Catalyze Plastic Transition
Communities and companies are realizing that we can do way better than the old modes of consumption and production. The old model of ‘green’ business meant ‘minimizing our footprint’. However, with the world trampled in footprints, it’s now time to transition to processes that restore, regenerate and re-green.
The Global Ecobrick Alliance Catalyst Program empowers just such a shift by enabling an unprecedented collaboration between companies and communities.
The GEA has developed a cutting-edge platform on our GoBrik app that allows companies to collaborate with communities to track of ecobricking and the sequestration of plastic. The platform enables companies to lead by example– to first track and reduce their own plastic consumption and production. The program then enables companies to partner with local community groups to encourage and inspire longterm local ecobricking. That ecobricking is automatically tracked and counted as plastic offset for the company.
Leading by Example
Short Term Transition
Long Term Transition
Catalyst Program Fees
The fee structure of the Catalyst program works as a voluntary business incentive for reducing plastic consumption and production, and increasing sequestration. The fee is reduced each year by the percentage of your company’s PTR. Thus, a company with a PTR of 0.01 will pay 99% of their fee for the second year. A company with a PTR of 0.6 will pay only 40% of their fee. In this way, the program fee becomes a direct financial incentive for a company to reduce its plastic consumption and raise its PTR. Meanwhile, the program fees go direct to supporting the GEA as an unbiased, not-for-profit, Earth Enterprise in maintaining and developing its third-party, independent plastic sequestration tracking platform to support ecobrickers, communities and companies around the world.
Large National Company
Fee: $350 – PTR%
Includes Company Starter Workshop or online training
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Ubud Raw Chocolate
Ubud Raw Chocolate is an example of how to the Catalyst Program works to not only help a company deal with their plastic but to dramatically enhance the company’s image for their community and customers.
“Chocolate is often seen as a guilty pleasure, both from a health standpoint, and also because of the miserable conditions of the workers at many third world cacao farms. Conversely, Ubud Raw chocolate is actually a healthy superfood, and our cacao is grown locally and organically by Balinese farmers who own their own land and set their own prices. And now, with our new collaboration with Ecobricks, we are also finally able to say that as a business, we will be taking more plastic out of the the biosphere than we are putting in. We want our customers to know that eating our excellent chocolate is a pleasure to enjoy without guilt. Proving that PURE pleasure is possible, without compromise.”
– Rolf Gibbs