MetroPaint, a 100% recycled latex paint, has received the first-ever recycled paint certification from Green Seal, an independent environmental standards certifying organization. Green Seal approval means that MetroPaint 100% Recycled Latex has undergone extensive environmental and performance testing.

In addition, MetroPaint received certification from the Master Painters Institute (MPI), the leading paint performance certification organization in North America. MPI standards for recycled paint are the same as for new paint. However, MPI requires recycled paint to be sampled and tested numerous times to ensure the high standards are met.

“The Green Seal and MPI certifications assure buyers that MetroPaint 100% Recycled Latex is environmentally-friendly and performs as well as new paint,” said Jim Quinn, Metro’s Hazardous Waste Program manager. “It’s a win-win situation for consumers.”

To achieve the Green Seal certification, MetroPaint 100% Recycled Latex had to meet stringent environmental standards, including that it contain at least 95 percent post-consumer content, be filtered to 300 microns or finer, that no harmful ingredients be added, that every batch be tested under strict quality control measures, and that the empty paint cans be recycled.

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