What is Community RePaint?
Community RePaint Schemes collect unwanted, surplus paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families and communities in need, improving the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the UK. In doing so, the Community RePaint network provides social, environmental and economic benefits.
The concept of Community RePaint, to reuse surplus paint, started in 1992, and within the network, there are over 60 Community RePaint schemes throughout the UK. The network has been sponsored by Dulux since its inception, and is managed by Resource Futures, a non-profit distributing environmental consultancy.
How does a Community RePaint scheme operate?
Community Repaint schemes will collect unsold paint and mis-tints from DIY retailers and trade centres, and/or surplus, leftover and reusable paint from Household Waste Recycling Centres, as well as from painters and decorators and waste disposal companies. The paint is sorted and stored at a scheme’s premises and then made available, at a small cost, to a large variety of community groups, sports clubs, housing association tenants, charities, as well as individuals and families.
By operating in this way, Community RePaint schemes are enabling usable paint that can be reused, to be redistributed to, and benefit communities and families, instead of being disposed of.
What should I do if I would like to contact a Community RePaint scheme to obtain some paint?
Visit the Community RePaint website at: http://www.communityrepaint.org.uk and then click on ‘Do you need paint’. Insert your postcode into the relevant box and you will then be able to see where your nearest Community RePaint scheme is and how many miles away it is from your postcode.
What do I do if I have surplus paint?
Many households have surplus paint stored in their garages and garden sheds. If a household has no further use for their paint, it should be taken to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). To find out if there is a HWRC near to a Community Repaint scheme, visit http://www.communityrepaint.org.uk/, and click on ‘Do you have paint to donate’.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
What is Community RePaint?
Thursday, 16 June 2011
“We all know the maxim ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ but how much this is put into practice differs from household to household and from region to region. In reality it is something we all need to get to grips with, not least because landfill sites are filling up all too quickly. More and more local councils are offering a wide range of recycling opportunities but it is up to individuals and families to make the best use of these recycling schemes. Storing recyclables can be tricky if restricted space is an issue but there are many clever storage solutions available and there is often the option of taking some recyclables to a nearby recycling centre (frequently within walking distance) if waiting for a kerbside collection is not practical.”......
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Friday, 10 June 2011
In response to the details released by the DECC earlier this week regarding the new tariffs for large scale solar installations and anaerobic digestion, we have released a press release with our comments. Read the press release via one of the links below.
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Thursday, 9 June 2011
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