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Open Letter to the Design Community regarding untrue claims by GECA

Instyle’s Managing Director Michael Fitzsimons has written an open letter to the design community in which he outlines seven reasons not to specify Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) products.

Instyle’s Managing Director Michael Fitzsimons has written an open letter to the design community in which he outlines seven reasons not to specify Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) products.



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29 November, 2010


Instyle’s Managing Director Michael Fitzsimons has written an open letter to the design community in which he outlines seven reasons not to specify Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) products.

Open Letter to the Design Community

Dear Industry Colleagues,

7 Reasons why NOT to specify Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) products 

INSTYLE has been concerned for many years about the monopoly which the Green Building Council bestowed upon Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), the inadequacy of the GECA Textile Standard, and the way in which GECA operates its ecolabelling program.

From March 2006 until May 2010, GECA was the only third party whose certification for furniture was recognised by the Green Building Council for their Green Star rating tool.

While we are pleased that the Green Building Council now recognises both Ecospecifier and AFRDI’s furniture standards, and that it no longer recognises GECA’s Textile Standard, we are still concerned that many specifications are still calling for GECA certified products.

Read the rest of the letter here.


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