Waste Strategy for England 2007: Paint

24/04/2007 Return to news archive

The strategy, published in May, states that “the government intends to take forward work on decorative paints … with a view to discussing with the relevant sectors the scope for voluntary agreements to increase separate collection, recycling and recovery of these wastes” (Chapter 3, Section 33).

Resource Futures is in dialogue with long-term sponsors ICI Paints and paint manufacturing trade body, the British Coatings Federation, to ensure that Community RePaint plays a significant role in this voluntary agreement.

View the Waste Strategy for England here.

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has also proposed three new waste performance indicators for councils in England. These will take into account waste reduction efforts undertaken by councils. The proposed indicators are:

• household waste not re-used, recycled or composted per head
• percentage of household waste re-used, recycled and composted
• percentage of municipal waste landfilled

Local authorities interested in establishing a Community RePaint scheme to help meet re-use targets should email Mark Gregory or go to www.communityrepaint.org.uk/Setup.php