Welcome to Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), which runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).
Learn the benefits of environmental certification and how GECA helps individuals and organisations improve the sustainability of consumption.
GECA’s Product Database is a tool to help you choose goods and services that are better for the environment.
You can search thousands of sustainable products by either:
- Selecting a product category followed by a product type
(for example ‘building and interiors’ then ‘paints’ ) and/or selecting a supplier
- Typing in keywords (for example ‘task chair’ )
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Green Building Day
Green Building Day, hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia, is the biggest event on the green building calendar, and GECA is proud to be a supporting sponsor of the event.
GBCA holds leading green women’s breakfasts
60% of Australia’s sustainability specialists are women - and the industry is proving that soft skills and hard hats are a winning combination.
Spotlight: Nibong Tebal Paper Mill
This week the focus is on Malaysian paper company Nibong Tebal Paper Mill (NTPM), who manufacture tissue paper personal care products. Their main product offerings are facial tissues, toilet paper, kitchen paper towels and napkins under brand names including Premier, Royal Gold and Cutie.
GECA seeks input on Environmentally Preferable Products standard
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is in the process of developing a new product standard with the working title ‘Environmentally Preferable Products’. As part of the development of this standard, GECA is seeking input from industry professionals including manufacturers, construction project teams, consultants, academics and environmental organisations.
DesignBUILD draws to a close
DesignBUILD 2014 wrapped up last week at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre after three days of showcasing the best from the building and construction industries. GECA was pleased to be a partner for this year’s event.
Green Cities and the push for preferability
Good Environmental Choice Australia was pleased to be a part of Green Cities 2014 in March this year. The annual conference and exhibition was hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia to explore sustainability in the built environment.
What you should know about: Paints and Coatings
Paints and coatings can have significant impacts on the environment and human health, depending on what ingredients and components they contain. For example, if a paint uses organic solvents rather than a water base, it will release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the surrounding air. Solvent-based paints can also contain about 50 percent more embodied energy.
UNAA World Environment Day Awards seeking nominations
Nominations for the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards are now open nationally.
Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental initiatives and projects from across Australia through the World Environment Day Awards.
New product: XE Summit Workstations get the GECA tick
Baseline Commercial Furniture have recently launched their new XE Summit Workstations, adding yet another item to their growing list of GECA certified products. The freshly launched workstation, which is a newer and updated version of their Summit product, has met all the criteria of the Furniture, Fittings and Foam 2010 v2.1 standard.
New product: Haworth achieves certification for Lively Task Chair
Office furniture manufacturers Haworth Australia have recently added the Lively Task Chair to their growing list of GECA certified products. The environmentally-preferable chair met the criteria for certification under the Furniture, Fittings and Foam v2.1 standard.
New products: Workbay office furniture by Unifor Australia
Unifor Australia has achieved GECA certification for its Workbay system, a multifunctional set of office furnishings. The furnishings have been certified under the Furniture, Fittings and Foam v2.1 standard, offering an environmentally preferable option for office planners.
GECA featured in latest edition of ‘Your Home’
The latest edition of Your Home, Australia’s most comprehensive consumer guide and technical manual for sustainable homes, has just been released by the Department of Industry.
GECA seeks feedback for new standards
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is asking for feedback from developers, manufacturers and infrastructure project teams on which additional standards it should develop to help projects earn points under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) IS rating scheme.
Licensees should act now to apply for Project Next
GECA licensees thinking of participating in Project Next, the interactive showcase of sustainable products at the upcoming DesignBUILD expo, should act now in registering their interest.
Green Interior Awards calling for entries
GECA is proud to announce that it is a supporting partner of this year’s much anticipated Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards. The awards highlight those who choose to implement green interior products into their homes, offices, shops, educational facilities, hotels, restaurants and bars and are about celebrating designers' and individuals' commitment to sustainability. The awards are now open for entries.