The Bounce team is thrilled to announce that Bounce Rubber Bands’ products have gained GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) Claim Authentication. We found the market is moving to make greener choices. Consumers want to easily identify and choose products, services or organisations that are aligned with their eco-ideals. With our GECA Authenticated Claim, customers can be certain that “the rubber used in our rubber bands is derived from natural rubber trees”.
Supplying rubber bands made from natural rubber, rather than their synthetic alternative, is very important to us here at Bounce. We source our natural rubber ethically from Thailand where it is produced from a tree called Hevea Brasilienis. The milky latex farmed from the Hevea Brasilienis is a renewable resource which is tapped sustainably without harming the tree. Synthetic rubber, on the other hand, is made using petrochemicals and other climate-harming fossil fuels. Tiny plastic polymers (AKA micro-plastics) are the result of synthetic rubber bands eroding. These polymers often end up as pollutants in oceans and waterways. It was important to us that we offer customers a more eco-conscious choice and one that aligns with our values. The GECA Claim Authentication process gives our customers confidence as it has been substantiated by an independent and reputable organisation.
Who is GECA?
GECA is a purpose-driven, not-for-profit organisation that provides solutions for sustainable consumption and production. GECA has developed its own standards, following ISO14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice in eco-labelling. This is then independently assessed by their Assurance Providers. GECA empowers buyers to have confidence in their purchasing decisions as part of their quest for a sustainable future.
It took us 18 months to receive the GECA Claim Authentication, “the rubber used in our rubber bands is derived from natural rubber trees”. The process required Bounce Rubber Bands to complete detailed assessments and prove traceability of our rubber. Bounce is one of the only rubber band providers in Australia to have traceability of every bag produced. We do this through our market-leading batch numbering system. Our systems made it easy to be transparent about our supply chain during the process of acquiring the claim.
Bounce Rubber Bands will continue its ongoing journey to ensure our customers can count on us as being an eco-considered brand. Our GECA Authentication Claim is another step in providing transparency and confidence in our product. Watch this space!
Bounce Rubber Bands x GECA in the Media
- Office Product News – Bounce Rubber Bands gains ethically-sourced accreditation
- GECA NEWS – Bounce Rubber Bands Fights Greenwash with a GECA Claim Authentication
Bounce Rubber Bands® takes great pride in their products, service levels and commitment to client satisfaction. We offer industry-best pricing and work with reputable distributors around Australia and internationally. If you have any questions or expressions of interest in becoming one of our reputable re-sellers, please contact Bounce Rubber Bands® today!