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  • GECA is Gearing Up to Celebrate Ecolabels, Sustainable Materials and a Circular Economy

    Circular Economy with Materials In Mind
    4 Sep 2019 1:22 pm

    In collaboration with the City of Sydney, we are proud to bring to you an exciting community event – Circular Economy with Materials In Mind.

    At GECA, our purpose is to help individuals, businesses and the public sector to make, buy and do better. This event will bring everyone together to share ideas and celebrate sustainable and circular economy solutions.

    Our week-long event will also celebrate World Ecolabel Day (17 October), which will provide people with an opportunity to explore different types of ecolabels and discover how they’re making a positive change for people and the planet. We’ll also be screening our brand new video to share the power of Type-1 ecolabels and the leadership of our licensees with a brand new audience!

    The outdoor showcase (14-19 October) held at Customs House Square will feature our Materials in Mind pod, along with displays by other third-party ecolabels and sustainability leaders, including, ForPurposeCo – Juice For Good, TerraCycle, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Good On You, and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

    Our pod is an interactive showcase of beautiful and functional GECA certified building materials and furniture, all inside a uniquely repurposed 20ft used shipping container. Visitors can interact with the pod via the built-in educational elements, which outline the key environmental, health and social issues associated with different building materials.

    Materials in Mind pod

    On 17 October, join us at the Museum of Sydney (Warrane Theatre) from 2pm to 5pm, to hear from thought leaders in sustainability, business, retail and government on the current challenges, solutions and initiatives to advance a circular economy and grow sustainable consumption and production. A few of the speakers will include:

    🔵 Councillor Jess Miller – City of Sydney
    🔵 Veena Sahajwalla– UNSW SMaRT Centre
    🔵 Gordon Renouf – Good On You
    🔵 Annika Stott – Oz Harvest
    🔵 Stephen Nankervis – Fairtrade
    🔵 Nora Alexanian – Bank Australia
    🔵 And many more!

    You can view the full agenda here. Registration for the symposium is free; however, spaces are limited. Attendees will be eligible to earn three Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Click here to register.

    Whether you’re looking to build new partnerships, gain fresh perspectives on ecolabels or eager to celebrate the possibilities of a more sustainable future – Circular Economy with Materials In Mind is an event you won’t want to miss!

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