12 Apr 2014

Community RePaint

Could we have one of these in Stroud?
Community RePaint is a network of schemes that collect unwanted, surplus and leftover paint from Paint Manufacturers, DIY Retailers, Painters & Decorators, Waste Contractors and Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), and re-distribute it to individuals, families, communities and charities in need, to improve the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the UK.

Decorating and personalising a home or community space can make a huge difference to the quality of life of the people who live there. The 70+ paint re-use schemes that make up the Community RePaint Network not only prevent perfectly usable paint from being wasted, but they also make it available at a price that means those least able to afford to decorate, have the opportunity to improve their surroundings.

Community RePaint schemes are run by a whole variety of organisations, from not-for-profit organisations that want to assist families on a low income and protect the environment, to local authorities wanting to reduce waste disposal costs whilst helping the local community. Operational for over 20 years, Community RePaint is continuing to grow, aiming to ensure that people can access a local Community RePaint scheme wherever they live in the UK.

If you are part of a community group, environmental organization, charity or local authority and would like to run a Community RePaint scheme, or if you are already collecting paint for re-use and would like to become part of the national network, then check out the website or contact repaint@resourcefutures.co.uk

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