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.
CSR Gyprock have recently added their Ultra-Base 60 base coat to their growing list of GECA certified products! The lightweight base coat is used as the first and second coat in a three-coat plasterboard jointing system, and meets all the criteria of the Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants standard.
GECA is proud to announce we are now a certified B Corporation! We look forward to collaborating and networking with other businesses who share our commitment to making sustainable choices and value the credibility of independent third-party certification.
New licensee: Zippy Cleaning & Maintenance Services
Zippy Cleaning & Maintenance Services is a family owned and operated commercial cleaning organisation based in South Australia. As well as maintaining clean and presentable premises for their clients, Zippy also assist clients with minimising their impact on the environment by managing waste and using environmentally safe cleaning products in their provision of services.
With enhancing the value of the GECA ecolabel in mind, our chair, Gordon Renouf, attended the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) Annual General Meeting and conference week in Hong Kong during November 2015. This was a great opportunity for GECA to make better connections with other ecolabels around the world and to explore recent developments with labelling schemes, particularly in regards to managing our carbon footprint.
GECA is pleased to welcome our newest licensee, cleaning solutions manufacturer Anotec Environmental. The company, which has been in the industry for 25 years, specialises in odour control products with a lower environmental, health and social impact.
Case study: A safe school for chemically-sensitive students
Hughes Primary School, ACT, was faced with the challenge of finding ways to create a safe and inclusive environment for students with chemical sensitivities. Where previous schools had been unwilling to alter their whole-school practices to cater for these students, Hughes Primary, with their focus on sustainability, was ready to try after hearing parents’ concerns.
What should be in your sustainable procurement policy?
How can procurement professionals know exactly what constitutes sustainable or “green” procurement? Without a background in sustainable purchasing or a solid working knowledge of the surrounding issues, it can be challenging to know what sort of criteria to include in a policy document, or which products and services meet those criteria.