Macquarie has been traditionally a leading exponent of the push towards a more ecologically sustainable production environment, adopting appropriate policies many years before it was trendy or politically correct to do so. As an active member of the Australian Greenhouse Challenge and with a growing number of fabric products authorised by GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) to carry the 'Eco-label' mark, Macquarie has a strong and growing focus on reducing the footprint it leaves on our shared environment. Macquarie's goal is to actively contribute to its preservation
Products by Macquarie Textiles
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SEE Sustainable Experience 2015
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.
The Fiona Wain Oration 2015
Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) is once again hosting the Fiona Wain Oration, now in its second year, on the 26th of May at the Art Gallery of NSW.
The Oration will again be delivered by a leading Australian. Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council, will deliver her thoughts on the sustainability agenda and the future of our country.
DesignBUILD 2015 wrap up
DesignBUILD 2015 drew to a close on the 30th of April after another successful year. The event, which was held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, drew over 7,000 attendees from the building and construction industries and showcased products from over 250 companies.
2015 Banksia Awards open for entries
The annual Banksia Awards are back in full swing and are accepting entries for 2015.
The most prestigious sustainability awards in Australia are now in their 26th year, recognising environmental excellence and sustainability across a range of categories and sectors. The Banksia Awards are run by the not-for-profit Banksia Foundation, which works with community and industry to promote positive contributions to the environment.
New licensee: Lowe Furniture
GECA is pleased to welcome Lowe Furniture as a new licensee under our Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard! The Melbourne-based company prides itself on quality, dedicated craftsmanship, producing a range of beautiful wooden tables and boardroom furniture, custom-built to each client's specifications.
New licensee: Milestone Chemicals
GECA is pleased to welcome cleaning products manufacturer Milestone Chemicals on board under our Cleaning Products standard. The company operates as a manufacturer, distributor and supplier of cleaning chemicals and accessories, and is wholly Australian owned and operated.
Green Star Rating Tools: the Old and the New
As the Green Building Council of Australia begins to streamline its systems for rating a range of different building projects, the previous ratings tools have now been relegated to ‘legacy’ status. This means new projects seeking a Green Star rating won’t be using the legacy tools, but existing projects that have already applied for certification or register before December 2015 can continue under the older tools.
Melocco Stone first licensee under Hard Surfacing standard
Melocco Stone is the first company to have products certified under GECA's Hard Surfacing standard, paving the way for more tile and stone companies to have their products recognised with an ecolabel.
Welcome back: Interia Systems
GECA is thrilled to welcome back Interia Systems, who have recently regained GECA certification for a range of their office furniture products. All certified furniture meets the Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard, demonstrating a lower environmental and human health impact, as well as being socially responsible.
New licensee: Hunter Industrials
At GECA, we're pleased to welcome a new licensee from the cleaning products industry: Hunter Industrials. The company has successfully had a range of products certified under GECA's Cleaning Products standard, meaning they have a lower impact on the environment and human health.