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PaintCare UK (by the British Coatings Federation)

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PaintCare UK (by the British Coatings Federation)

Proudly led by the British Coatings Federation, PaintCare brings together local and national government, the waste industry, paint companies, retailers and other stakeholders to help solve the problem of leftover decorative paint. An estimated 55 million litres of waste decorative paint are generated each year in the UK. Most of it finds its way into the domestic waste stream; it then either goes into landfill or gets separated out and disposed of as hazardous waste at considerable cost to local authorities.

PaintCare aims to create a national scheme for leftover decorative paint in the UK, where it can be reused or remanufactured instead of landfilled, creating a ‘circular economy’ model. 

The British Coatings Federation is the UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers.

Our ambition is to:

  • Introduce a voluntary national UK product stewardship scheme for leftover paint – PaintCare
  • Stop the landfilling of over 20 million litres of leftover decorative paint per year
  • Maximise the use of valuable raw materials and resources:
    • Increase the reuse and remanufacturing of leftover decorative paint from 2% to 75% by 2030
    • Develop new routes to recycle non re-manufacturable leftover paint into other supply chains
    • Help find new markets for remanufactured paint products and stimulate a UK market for re-manufactured paint
  • Work with local and national government, paint manufacturers, retailers, the waste industry and other stakeholders:
    • Remove legislative barriers
    • Facilitate a national collection network for consumers and trade bringing new job opportunities
    • Facilitate a national network of paint remanufacturers bringing new job opportunities
  • National promotion of the PaintCare scheme to the public and trade


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