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EcoBricks have taken the world by storm, every day, new organisations pop up around the globe and more people are creating their own so it is exciting to see SA in the limelight for them.


Red Bull launched their Amaphiko page to honour pioneers and innovators who are using their talents to solve social problems and make a change in their communities.

The aim is to inspire and enable social entrepreneurs to make a difference by giving them access to networks, information, skills, opportunities and exposure.

“We’re looking for innovative, inspiring people worldwide to be part of the journey.”

The founder of the EcoBrick Exchange, Ian Dommisse, was recently featured on their Facebook page for innovating the use of EcoBricks in schools and other organisations.

The exchange uses the bricks to build schools and low-cost houses. By being put on the platform, Ian has been thrust into the global eye and millions have seen all the work the exchange does.

Plastic bottles take an estimated 450 years to biodegrade so finding a useful alternative for them is making a huge difference to our planet. This is a great initiative as the cost of building homes is high so it is another alternative to the expensive cost of homes.

It is because of this innovation that Ian and the EcoBrick Exchange were featured on Red Bull Amaphiko. We couldn’t be prouder of our proudly South African pioneer!

Take a look at the video below.

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