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 with GENICES recognition from 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’ )
If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Pinterest page where you will find thousands of GECA certified products complete with images.
To be held in Brisbane 18 - 20 June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is focussed on protecting and promoting Queensland’s built environment by providing a unique showcase of sustainable products and solutions underpinned by education.
Parramatta City Council chooses GECA certified Aspect Furniture
Parramatta City Council recently chose to use GECA certified furniture from Aspect Furniture Systems for its new Rydalmere Operations Centre. The council chose the 'Zurich 4' workstation, which is certified under GECA's Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard, demonstrating a lower environmental, health and social impact.
We're very pleased to welcome Novofibre as our latest licensee! Novofibre's key point of difference lies in its construction. The board is made from wheat straw and natural fibres, as well as formaldehyde-free p-MDI adhesive. It's a more sustainable solution to traditional wood panels and is now certified with GECA.
CSR Gyprock first licensee under new adhesives standard
Plasterboard manufacturer CSR Gyprock has achieved another first for green building, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes. Gyprock is proudly the first manufacturer to be accredited under GECA's new Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants standard, released in September 2014.
GECA is pleased to welcome furniture designer and manufacturer, Arthur G, after several products met all the criteria of the Furniture and Fittings standard. Arthur G has a wide range of beautifully-styled furniture items - and they all have a lower impact on the environment and human health.
An ecolabel for tile and stone: what you need to know
What are the benefits of having an ecolabel for tile and stone manufacturers? What's involved in the process - and how will certification affect sales? GECA recently spoke to Tile Today magazine to answer the important questions surrounding obtaining an ecolabel for tile and/or stone products.
A new standard for refrigerants from GECA has been released and is accepting applications for certification. GECA’s Refrigerants standard has been updated, with revised criteria to set new environmental benchmarks and reflect industry changes. Refrigerant manufacturers can choose to have their products certified against this standard to demonstrate their environmental, health and ethical credentials.
Despite their soft and cosy feeling under our feet, carpets can have a range of environmental and health impacts just like any other product. In fact, they can have considerably different criteria involved when it comes to assessing their environmental or health impacts compared to other types of flooring materials.
Unifor have added a stylish new addition to their list of GECA licensed furniture - the Physix Chair. It's a fusion of form and function, where ergonomic structure meets modern aesthetics. It's also a better choice for the environment, human health, and has a lower social impact, since it meets all the criteria of GECA's Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard.
GECA is pleased to announce that steel office furniture manufacturer Brownbuilt is now a licensee! A range of furniture items successfully passed through the audit process and meet all the requirements of GECA's Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard.
GECA releases new paper and recycled product standards
Three new standards for paper and recycled products from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) have been released and are accepting products for certification. GECA’s Paper and Stationery Products, Sanitary Paper Products and Recycled Products standards have been updated from previous standards, with an expanded scope and revised criteria to set new environmental benchmarks for the products they cover.
GECA appoints Director of Strategy and Director of Innovation
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has welcomed two new senior leaders to help it better fulfil it’s mission to drive a substantial increase in the sustainability of consumption. Anna Scott has been appointed as Director of Innovation and Ben Waters as Director of Strategy. Anna and Ben will work with the GECA team to explore innovative ways to transform business and consumer demand for sustainable products and services.