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
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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.
New products from Koskela
Furniture producer Koskela has recently added a range of new items to their list of GECA certified products. New environmentally-preferable partitions, tables, workstations, sofa and ottomans are now available with the GECA tick of approval, with all products meeting the requirements of the Furniture and Fittings standard.
Spotlight: Perth Foam
Need foam? GECA licensee Perth Foam has plenty of it, and their polyurethane foam range is certified under GECA's Furniture and Fittings standard, making it an environmentally-preferable choice. It's also Green Star applicable.
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.
Wattyl is proud to be making a difference to a great number of Australian homes and major projects with its latest technology in surface coatings. The company sells a range of GECA certified paints and coatings, giving customers an environmentally-preferable option to cover their walls or provide a satin finish to timber surfaces.
New Products from Gregbar Office Furniture
GECA licensee Gregbar Office Furniture has recently added three new items to its list of certified products. The Eco Mobile Pedestals, Eco Caddys and Eco Tambour Door Cupboard have all met the requirements of the Furniture and Fittings standard.
How hazardous is the chrome on your furniture?
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.
GECA releases new adhesives standard
GECA is pleased to announce the release of its newest standard for Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants, which now covers a wider variety of products and sets a new environmental benchmark for the industry.
New licensee: DLH Solutions
GECA is pleased to welcome its newest licensee, DLH Solutions. The cleaning products manufacturer has recently made its way through the audit process successfully, gaining GECA certification for its Eco-Red product.
New licensee: Camatic
Good Environmental Choice is pleased to welcome Camatic, our newest furniture licensee. Camatic specialises in commercial and venue seating, taking products from the design concept and right through to the finished product in a single location. The company has been around for over 50 years, putting seats into offices, theatres and stadiums.
GECA seeks feedback on new paper and recycled product standards
Three new standards for paper and recycled products from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) are now available for public comment.
GECA’s Paper and Stationery Products, Sanitary Paper Products and Recycled Products standards have been updated from previous standards, with revised criteria to set new environmental benchmarks for the products they cover.