This article addresses the need for a sustainable culture within the paint and coatings industry that redirects waste and unused items back into the manufacturing and production cycles. We will focus on the importance of contemplating waste creation in different stages of paint manufacturing, and disposal and methods of putting discarded paint waste to use in the development of new products instead of in landfills and through burial.
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has weighed in on a decision by the Canadian Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Jeff Yurek, to return a significant portion of the $53 million in surplus funds accumulated from environmental fees charged by Stewardship Ontario over the past 10 years for waste recycling.
Residents and businesses across New York State will soon be able to recycle their unwanted paint thanks to a new law that was approved by the New York State Legislature and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
PaintCare is celebrating 10 years of providing consumer education and recycling opportunities for households, businesses and institutions that purchase paint, stain and varnish for use in their projects and operations.
Paint is a recyclable product, but the disposable methods tend to vary, as different types of paints need to be disposed of in different ways according to the economics of recycling. What you choose to do with your leftover paint establishes whether that paint will go on to have another life or not after you discard it.
New York’s State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to establish an industry-sponsored Paint Stewardship Program to reduce a burden on local governments that are currently responsible for collecting and disposing of most post-consumer, unused paint.
October highlights distributors, and includes an interview with the National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as company profiles of many specialty chemical distributors serving the coatings industry. The issue also includes articles on new ambient-curing resins, the impact of silanes on the solution stability of latex, an overview of colorant technologies worldwide, and much more.