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.
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