Paint recycling program has successful first year
The first year of the PaintRecycle program in Newfoundland and Labrador has been deemed a success.
The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, which oversaw the project, announced in a release that some 80,000 litres of paint had been recycled in the inaugural year of the program, which far exceeded the original goal.
“Paint contain hazardous materials which can pollute the air, land and water,” said Tom Hedderson, minster of environment and conservation and minister responsible for the MMSB. “Proper management of leftover paint helps protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s environment for future generations.”
It was reported that over 80 per cent of the paint collected during the first year had been reused or recycled by the Product Care Association.
Product Care is the organization responsible for managing the leftover paint in the province. It has 52 permanent paint collection sites in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“We are pleased with the accomplishments of the Product Care Association,” said Mike Samson, chief executive officer of the MMSB. “The success of the PaintRecycle program is a testamanet to the environmental commitment of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and we certainly look forward to the continued success of the program.”
For a complete list of accepted paint products and to find a paint drop-off location, visit www.productcare.org/nl.