1000 Flowers for the Planet - #469 Recycle Paint Cans
For those wonderful recyclers in the UK, you can completely recycle your paint cans – Dulux Decorator Centres will take your old, empty paint cans and fully recycle them. First, any remaining paint is recycled in one of two ways: water based paint is turned into compost and solvent based waste is used to generate electricity. The tin itself is then recycled, with plastics being made into garden furniture and the metals turned into things like coat hangers and tools. This is fantastic, 100% recycling. The sad part of this story is that I could not find any such recycling programme in Australia. Maybe the Aussies need to write to the paint companies and insists on a recycling program – you’d think a joint effort was achievable. If anyone knows of a programme I’ve overlooked, please let me know via ‘comments’. Otherwise, let’s put pressure on the industry to make recycling happen – it can be done.