This standard seeks to provide a framework for the recognition of good environmental performance for sustainable products and services.
Product designers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their choices, and continuous technological innovations are creating opportunities for significant environmental gains by allowing the redesign of previously environmentally harmful products or the invention of new functional products with a greatly reduced ecological footprint.
GECA uses this standard to recognise and support truly sustainable products and services where there is clear evidence of strong environmental load reductions compared to competing products performing the same function in the Australian market.
This standard supersedes the Environmentally Innovative Products (EIP) standard (GECA 08-2007).
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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