In 2006, 400 million litres of paint (retail and trade) were sold in the UK. Of this, it is estimated that approximately 80 million litres are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away. That’s enough paint to fill 33 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Community RePaint – a national network of paint re-use stores – provides a solution to this problem by providing an outlet for unwanted usable paint while helping local communities and individuals. In 2009 it received 313,235 litres of paint and redistributed 209,493 to nearly 14,000 beneficiaries. If you have waste paint, why not [donate it] to the scheme. If you want to redecorate without spending a fortune on new paint, why not [get paint] from us.
Orinoco runs Oxfordshire Community RePaint. If you live outside Oxfordshire, you can find your nearest store at www.communityrepaint.org.uk