AkzoNobel's first remanufacturing centre, launched last year, has since produced around 10,000 litres of recycled paint, distributed to over 1,300 worthy causes and individuals. 

Last year the company also launched its ReColour report, which called on government and industry to help solve the UK’s waste paint problem. According to Matt Pullen, UK MD of AkzoNobel UK & Ireland, “British households throw away 55 million litres of paint every year, but over half of this paint is good enough to reuse." AkzoNobel’s ambition is a ten-fold increase in the amount of waste paint collected for reuse in the UK to 3 million litres by 2020.

The remanufacturing technology is the result of a partnership between AkzoNobel, Newlife Paints and Community RePaint, who are looking to roll out more remanufacturing centres across the country and produce 100,000 litres of remanufactured paint by the end of 2017.

“This innovative scheme is leading our industry in reducing the amount of paint currently entering the waste stream, as well as having a transformative impact, alongside Community RePaint, by colouring the lives of those who can least afford it,” said Pullen.

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