Adhesives, fillers and sealants are known for their fumes and odours that may affect installers or building occupants and that are responsible for air emissions to the environment.
This standard sets requirements that aim to provide a benefit by:
🔸 reducing the use and subsequent release of environmentally harmful substances to the environment at all stages of the product’s life cycle;
🔸 reducing the presence and release of substances harmful to human health;
🔸 reducing impacts from raw material sourcing;
🔸 encouraging more efficient and effective use of energy and materials during the production process; and
🔸 encouraging recovery, reuse, recycling and responsible disposal of unwanted product and packaging.
Products covered by the standard include general purpose adhesives, fillers and joint sealants for building work and commercial manufacturing.
Products certified under GECA’s Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants standard also contribute towards achieving credit points for projects being certified under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star rating system.
On 15 March 2021, in collaboration with Edge Environment and the Global Product Stewardship Council, GECA was awarded a grant by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to tackle the issue of commercial office furniture going to landfill. The group will use the funding to design a product stewardship scheme that will help reduce the estimated 30,000 tonnes of furniture – much of it in perfectly good condition – that ends up in Australia’s waste stream each year.Read More See all news
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