UK’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY PAINT USED IN NORTH TYNESIDE

UK’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY PAINT USED IN NORTH TYNESIDE from Tynemouth Decorators Limited

By: Tynemouth Decorators Limited  08/04/2011
Keywords: recycled paint and sundries

UK’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY PAINT USED IN NORTH TYNESIDE
Homes in North Tyneside have been the first in the country to be decorated using a pioneering, environmentally friendly paint.

Kier North Tyneside has joined forces with Tynemouth Decorators Limited which uses paint supplied by Earth Friendly Paints as it carries out Decent Homes refurbishments in the area.

The paint is manufactured from waste paint originally destined for landfill. It has been trailed over 6 months and has been specially formulated for the Earth Friendly Paint Range resulting in a high quality trade product.

It is estimated there are around 50 million litres of unused paint stored in homes around the UK, most of which will eventually end up in landfill sites. Newlife Paints, which manufactures the recycled paint, reprocesses waste emulsion into a premium quality product which has been awarded the ‘Best Recycled Product’ 2010 at the National Recycling Awards.

Tynemouth Decorators Limited have painted 120 properties for Kier North Tyneside using this paint with excellence feedback both from tenants, clients and end user.

Kier North Tyneside operations director, John Norton, said: “It is fantastic that we have been able to adopt a product which is so beneficial to the environment. The impact of our work on the environment is something we monitor very closely. We always try to look at the bigger picture and adopt, wherever possible, the most environmentally friendly way of working.”

This is the first time such a commercially viable recycled paint has been available in the UK and Europe. As with normal commercially available emulsion paint, Earth Friendly Paint can be used on walls and ceilings including dry plaster, woodchip, vinyl, wallpaper and old paint finishes.

Tynemouth Decorators managing director, Steve Hull, said: “There is an ever-increasing demand on all of us to be more ecologically aware and suppliers must be more environmentally sensitive with the products and services they offer. By using waste and leftover paint we are not only able to provide a high-quality, durable range of paints but we will be helping to reduce the environmental impact of our work.”

Earth Friendly Paint is available in a wide range of colours and product types including, standard emulsion paint, masonry paint and anti-bacterial paint which is ideal for schools, hospitals and care homes. The company will be adding other recycled products such as brushes, rollers to complement the paint over the coming months.

Keywords: recycled paint and sundries

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