- Category: Cleaning products and services
- GECA Standard(s): GECA 17-2007 Cleaning Products [Closed to new applicants]
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WiFM Event: How “green” are your service providers?
Women in Facilities Management (WiFM) will be running a networking event for those in the industry to focus on the environmentally-friendly claims of service providers. The event will cover why it’s important to know what an environmentally-preferable service provider looks like, what questions to ask them and whether it’s worth the cost.
Spotlight: Direct Ergonomics
Direct Ergonomics boasts an impressive list of GECA certified products and product ranges. The company has almost 30 GECA licensed products in their catalogue, ranging from lounges to workstations to the humble task chair. All are environmentally-preferable options certified under GECA's Furniture and Fittings standard.
New licensee: Entegro Group
GECA is pleased to welcome its newest licensee, Entegro Group, which specialises in moulded rubber and plastic products. Its Comcork flooring range has passed the audit process with BSI, achieving certification under GECA's Floor Coverings standard.
New award to recognise product innovation
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is pleased to have worked with the Banksia Foundation to help create a new award category to recognise product sustainability as part of its awards for 2014.
Have your say on GECA’s new adhesives standard
A new, revised standard for Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants from Good Environmental Choice Australia is now out for public comment. The new standard has updated criteria and now recognises joint sealants and fillers, with a stronger focus on industrial and commercial adhesives.
Where can I find GECA-certified textiles?
With the release of the new GECA Textiles and Leather standard, as well as heightened consumer awareness surrounding where our clothing comes from, it makes sense that more people want to know how they can buy more ethical fashion.
New products: Access Office Industries
Access Office Industries have added a range of brand new items to their catalogue of GECA certified products, bringing their number of licensed products up to 16.
ecolour first GECA licensee under new Paints and Coatings standard
GECA are pleased to welcome our newest licensee, ecolour, manufacturer of premium quality paint. They are the first licensee to have their products certified under GECA's new Paints and Coatings standard, after passing their audit with DLCS International with flying colours.
Providing confidence for environmentally and socially preferable textiles
Environmental, health and social issues associated with textile products, including clothing and soft furnishings, have been addressed through the release of a new textiles and leather standard by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).
What you should know about: Textiles
Textile products can have negative impacts on the environment and human health. These can occur across the product’s life cycle. They may include the use of biocides in agricultural practices, substances used in manufacturing which can harm waterways, hazardous materials which cause skin irritation during wear, or poor working conditions for textile manufacturers.
GECA seeks change for GBCA recognition of paints
GECA has requested that the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) consider modifying its credits and calculators to recognise third-party certified paints, adhesives and sealants whether they are applied onsite or offsite.
Try once, more likely to try again
New research has indicated that support for "Pay As You Throw" (PAYT) waste schemes is much higher among those who have actually experienced them, according to the European Commission's Science for Environment Policy press release.