Mural makers save carbon recycling waste paint

A charity claims it saved 638 tonnes of carbon being emitted last year – by recycling paint. Community RePaint says 410,148 litresof leftover paint were donated by householders, traders and […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A charity claims it saved 638 tonnes of carbon being emitted last year – by recycling paint.

Community RePaint says 410,148 litresof leftover paint were donated by householders, traders and paint manufacturers.

Out of this 245,463 litres were handed out to almost 21,000 groups and low income families to add a splash of colour to their local environment.

Projects include the Forest Recycling Project which painted murals for community groups in London.

The UK charity estimates 50 million litres of paint go unused or are thrown away from the roughly 336 million litres of paint sold each year.