Eco Brixs (Uganda)
We are very happy that 10% of Happy Pineapple’s pre-tax profit goes to Eco Brixs.
Read on to find out why…
Eco Brixs is an amazing organisation that recycles plastic in Masaka, Uganada. Eco Brixs’ approach makes them stand out. Since 2017 Eco Brixs have recycled 423 tonnes of plastic waste.
The closed-loop system Eco Brixs have put in place means that plastic is bought from the local community (providing much needed employment for local people), recycled and turned into useful products – from swings and fencing to picture frames and paving tiles. During the pandemic the team have even made masks to help keep people safe. The money raised from sales then enables more plastic to be purchased from the local pickers. Not only is plastic no longer poluting the environment but the problem of plastic is actually becoming a solution.
The Eco Brixs team believe that you can judge a community by how they treat their environment and their most vulnerable citizens. As a result they actively work alongside the disabled community for employment.
With additional machinery soon to arrive, new products in the pipelines and an expanding staff team, there is great optimism at Eco Brixs that they can make an even greater difference to the Masaka region and beyond.
Eco Brixs also focus on reducing plastic and creating a sustainable solution to the world’s waste issues. For this they target the next generation through setting up Eco Clubs at primary schools. Eco Clubs then visit the Eco Brixs recycling site for interactive lessons about how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.
All of this is run with sustainability as a core value. Therefore all donations to Eco Brix are used to their maximum capacity and leave a long-term legacy.
Steve had the privilege of meeting several of the Eco Brix staff during a visit to Uganda. This was made possible as Andy, Steve’s brother, is part of the team.
Find out more about Eco Brix at https://www.ecobrixs.org/
Follow Eco Brix on Instagram – eco_brixs
Or on Facebook – @EcoBrixs
Eco Brix is a registered Community Development Group operating in Masaka District.
Reg. no. CD 2018/1112