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Community RePaint diverts wasted paint back into the market

by Futures Centre, Dec 11
1 minute read

An estimated 50 million litres of paint is wasted in the UK every year.  Community RePaint, a UK wide reuse network, takes those leftover and half-empty cans of paint many of us have stashed under the stairs or in our garages and puts them back into use. The model is simple, donate your unused paint to one of the 74 local RePaint schemes and they’ll check it, reprocess or mix it if need be, then resell it to charities, communities, and individuals at a reduced cost.  RePaint’s network of reuse is responsible for redistributing more than 300,000 litres of paint each year, diverting disused paint from landfills and sheds back into the hands of people who need it.

assorted-color paints and paintbrushes on white tarp

 

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