GEA Catalyst Program

Connecting Companies with the power of ecobricking, through staff trainings, community engagement, plastic stats and tracking.

The inspirational potential of keen green and commited comapanies is immense.  Take your green impact to next level through ecobricking and partnership with the GEA.

Managers of companies large and small know all too well how difficult it can be to transition from plastic.  Breaking the reliance on plastic can appear daunting, if not impossible!  Through company ecobricking, you can start to lead by example.  Through the tools, workshops and software of our Catalyst Program we can work together to track and accelerate your positive impact. The GEA, as a third party, Earth Enterprise, can then certify your progress and results for maximum inspiration to other companies striving to go green.

We’ve watched as our partner companies have transformed their dependence on plastic into profound connections with their staff, local communities and the world.  Splitvision, Swedish company has helped us catalyze half of dozen Training of Trainer worshops around the world, accounting for 5 tons of plastic secured in the last two year.  Meanwhile, PT Marimas has catalyzed hundreds of Ecobrick Starter Workshops while using our Ecobrikable Designator to take its plastic products down the road of circular design.  Ubud Raw Chocolate has used ecobrikcing to connect deeper with its staff, the local community and move steadily towards being fully zero waste (their are at 10% this year!).   Our program enables everyone in your company, from CEOs to security guards, to implement personal, trackable, real-time plastic transition so that you and and your company can lead by example in the regenerative business revolution.

The GEA is a not for profit Earth Enterprise focused on empowering deep plastic transition.  Our catalyst program is our way to work with companies to see our vision through.   As countries impose taxes on plastic usage, as government implement laws on Extended Producer Responsibility, and as consumers demand company accountability, the GEA is positioned as a third party, independent arbiter.   We’ve been hard at work for years developing the tools and infrastructure to quantify meaningful plastic transition progress.  Read on!

The Program
The Catalyst program begins with a GEA Ecobrick Training by one of our certified GEA trainers to get you and your team started ecobricking right.  Our Trainer will come to your company for an in-person training, or it can also be arrange online through Zoom teleconferencing.  Our Trainer will lead your company through an ecobrick starter workshop and get you and your staff up and running ecobricking and set up with the Catalyst Program account system.  You will then have access to:

  • An in-house GEA Training Session to get your employees, staff and management up and running with your plastic transition goals and ecobricking
  • A Trainer Training session so that your company can reach out to communities local to you
  • A Catalyst Program account so that you can track your companies plastic consumption and production
  • The account also automatically tracks all the ecobricking that your company inspires through its in house and community ecobricking
  • Automated monthly reports of your company’s plastic transition progress to managers
  • Access and permission to use our Ecobrickable Designator iconagraphy
  • An embedable RSS feed of all the ecobrick selfies your company catalyzes
  • Permission to use the GEA Catalyst Program badge on your wall or products

The Catalyst Program also provides…

  • A financial incentive to reduce plastic and transition
  • GEA Certification of your companies catalyzed plastic sequestration and plastic offset credits.
  • A way to move beyond CSR to support of the global plastic transition movement
  • Receive Brikcoins for your products (coming mid 2020)
  • The ability to buy Brikcoins as plastic offset credits for your company (coming mid 2020)
The Steps to Plastic Transition
The program has three components:

  • Implement regenerative principles and regenerative vision.
  • Take action improving your processes, packaging and products.
  • Transition away from impacting the environment with plastic production and consumption.

The Catalyst Program is all about Plastic Transition:  Moving back into deeper harmony with ecological cycles in the short and long-term:

Short Term Transition

  • From excess plastic generation to zero waste
  • From cradle-to-grave design to Cradle-to-Cradle
  • Discerning your Plastic Transition Ratio (PTR)

Long Term Transition

  • From zero waste to negative waste
  • From Cradle-to-Cradle to Ayyew
  • From a PTR below 1.0, to a PTR above 1.0

 

The Commitments
Moving away from plastic dependence to regenerative principles is not business as usual.  The GEA Catalyst program is designed to support the commitment to commit to regenerative principles– and in so doing enable companies to become powerful catalysts for inspiration, action and deep transition.  Companies are required to commit to the following:

  1. Commit to a transition from the use of dead-end plastic and cradle-to-grave design to cradle-to-cradle, circular design.
  2. Lead by example with our own ecobricking and plastic transition.
  3. Commit to tracking our company’s plastic consumption monthly and yearly.
  4. Commit to tracking our company’s plastic production monthly and yearly.
  5. When plastic cannot yet be replaced in business operations, commit to indicating it as ecobrickable.
  6. Company owner(s) and manager(s) lead by example by monitoring their own personal plastic and through their personal ecobricking.
Levels & Fees
The yearly fee structure of the Catalyst Program is based around your company’s plastic production.  The fee is reduced for leveling down of plastic production and consumption.  In addition, each year the fee is reduced by the percentage of your company’s PTR (which is calculated using the totals of your catalyzed ecobricking for the year).  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 to reduce your company’s plastic consumption and to raise your PTR through ecobricking.

International Company
>2000 tons of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $25,000$ USD or 25,000 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

National Company
<1000 tons of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $15,000 USD or 15,000 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

Regional Company
>2,500kg of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $5000 USD or 7,500 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

City Company
>1000kg of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $2500 USD or 2000 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

Town Company
>500kg of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $500 USD or 500 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

Small Company
>100kg of plastic per year

Yearly Fee: $350 USD or 350 ß – PTR%
Includes: Company GEA Training of Trainer workshop,
Ecobrickable Designator Logo, GEA Catalyst Certification, Catalyst Dashboard
Featured on Ecobricks.org, Directory Listing, RSS Feed of live stats and ecobricks

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.  Funds are put to use according to the principles and intentions laid our in our Earth Enterprise Intention Map and are visible in our Open Books Accounting.

This will launch our GoBrik web app.  Companies require a GoBrik account to manage their Catalyst accounts.

Testimonial

“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 / Ubud Raw Chocolate

Featured Company

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.

Ubud Raw

The Plastic Transition Ratio (PTR) allows individuals and companies track their progress transitioning from plastic to examples that are regenerative.

The PTR