Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Paint diverted from landfill

RESEARCH conducted by environmental consultancy Resource Futures has shown that the UK paint reuse network diverted 450,000 litres of paint from landfill in 2007.

The 65 Community RePaint projects that form the network collected the equivalent of £1.75 million worth of paint. The findings revealed that 50% of the paint was leftover half-tins donated by the public at council waste sites. The other 50% was end-of-range and discontinued lines, dented tins, donated by DIY retailers and manufacturers and decorators. the paint was then offered for use by local charities, community groups and individuals in social need to brighten up their living and working environments.

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