“The GECA ecolabel is an independent ‘tick’ that shows our service is better for the environment and has been ethically administered."
Member of the Cleanaway group Grasshopper Environmental was recently recertified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) for meeting its new construction and demolition (C&D) waste service standards.
GECA is Australia’s only independent advisory and eco labelling program. It’s recently announced new Green Star recognition covers six new standards:
- building insulation materials
- cement, concrete and concrete products
- steel and steel products
- recycled products
- waste collection services
- sustainable products and services (lifecycle assessment based).
Grasshopper Environmental services the C&D sector and is on a mission to divert C&D waste from landfill. C&D waste – which includes broken bricks, concrete, green waste, plasterboard, metals, soils, tiles and timber – has a recovery rate of up to 80%.
Cleanaway acquired Grasshopper Environmental in October 2020. In 2021 it became the first construction and demolition waste management supplier company in New South Wales to be licensed by GECA.
“The GECA ecolabel is an independent ‘tick’ that shows our service is better for the environment and has been ethically administered,” said Grasshopper Environmental Regional Manager Gavin Stewart.
“We’re proud of this significant achievement, which follows months of preparation and assessment, and demonstrates the high standards we have maintained over our 40 plus year history.”
“We’re committed to not only complying with environmental regulations but operating in a safe and ethical manner and exceeding the expectations of our customers.”
Contact us to learn more about how we’re making a sustainable future possible for communities and businesses across Australia.