CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR LEFTOVER PAINT

 

HELP SOLVE THE UK'S LEFTOVER PAINT PROBLEM

Proudly led by the British Coatings Federation, PaintCare aims to create a circular economy for leftover decorative paint in the UK. An estimated 55 million litres of waste decorative paint are generated in the UK each year. Most of it finds its way into the domestic waste stream; it then either goes into landfill or gets separated out and disposed of as hazardous waste at considerable cost to local authorities.

What you can do to help.

BUY RIGHT   BUY REMANUFACTURED PAINT   USE IT UP    RECYCLE THE REST

THE OPPORTUNITY

There is an opportunity to create a national scheme for leftover paint in the UK, for it to be reused or remanufactured instead of landfilled, creating a ‘circular economy’ model. View the short video on the right for a vision of what the future might look like.

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NEWS

RESOURCES

We offer a variety of publicly available documents which we’ve produced in collaboration with a range of stakeholders. Our resources include our reports on consumer behavior and local authorities, our Interim Report and Recommendations and our Resource Efficiency Action Plan which started it all.

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