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’ )
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.
Staples Australia and Staples New Zealand are part of the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. They have a range of task and visitor chairs for the office certified with GECA under the Furniture and Fittings standard.
Congratulations to the 2014 Banksia Awards winners
GECA would like to congratulate all winners of the 2014 Banksia Awards! The Banksia Sustainability Awards is an annual sustainability awards program in Australia that recognises and rewards excellence in environmental initiative and developments. They take a broad focus of sustainability, not only in terms of environmental achievements but also achievements at a social and economic level.
Good Environmental Choice Australia has today announced that it has been awarded the internationally recognised GENICES accreditation by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). GENICES recognition is awarded to ecolabelling schemes that meet international best practice. GECA is the only Australian ecolabelling scheme to be accredited with GENICES.
CSR Gyprock has added a range of new products to their list of GECA certified products, increasing the choices available for environmentally-preferable plasterboard. Their Supaceil, Impactchek, Soundchek, Fyrchek, Fyrchek MR, Shaft Liner, Aquachek, Perforated Plasterboard, and Standard Plasterboard products all now carry the GECA ecolabel and meet all the criteria of GECA's Panel Boards standard.
A new draft standard for refrigerants from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is now available for public comment. GECA’s Refrigerants standard has been updated, with revised criteria to set new environmental benchmarks and reflect industry changes. GECA welcomes comments on the standard from the public and industry professionals until 26 December.
Furniture producer Koskela has recently added a range of new items to their list of GECA certified products. New environmentally-preferable partitions, tables, workstations, sofas and ottomans are now available with the GECA tick of approval, with all products meeting the requirements of the Furniture and Fittings standard.
GECA thanks Rupert Posner for transformative leadership
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) would like to thank former CEO Rupert Posner for his invaluable contributions to the organisation. During his time as CEO of GECA, Rupert transformed the organisation, actively raising its profile and positioning it as one of the most influential and transparent ecolabelling organisations in Australia.
In the context of furniture, the term “chrome” usually refers to a thin layer of electroplated chromium applied to a surface. It is highly durable, extremely hard and highly resistant to rust. Unfortunately, there are some significant hazards to both the environment and human health where the use of chrome is concerned.