With the COP26 conference coming to an end, we are encouraged to think about what small thing we can do to STOP the effects of climate change within the scope of our work.
So O-W-E-C.I.C is going GREEN.
What does this mean for our customers and trainees?
Our trainees will use eco-friendly paint brushes and, we will only use eco-friendly paints on community projects undertaken.
Below is some information about eco-friendly paints.
Terms such as natural, organic, eco-friendly and green are widely used by paint companies, so it can be difficult to work out which brands are greener than others.
Always pay attention to the ingredients of paint when buying to ensure a more eco-friendly choice, but the list below outlines the eco credentials of some of the most popular paint companies in the UK:
Crown’s Breatheasy formula is Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certified with low VOC content and 99% solvent free. Crown also is the first paint manufacturer to have a packaging made from 100% recycled plastic.
ALL Lakeland paints are super eco – friendly, environmental, breathable, non – yellowing & fully microporous; all are Non-Yellowing – for MDF, wood, walls, floors – you name it, we have it – in 180 Colours. Paints to counteract Asthma, Allergies – Safe for Baby & Pregnant.
Earthborn’s Claypaint is one of the most popular eco paints on the market. All Earthborn’s paints are water based and free from oils, with Claypaint being totally free from acrylics and vinyl. It carries a range of titanium dioxide free colours, avoid known allergens and keep the levels of preservatives within its paints to an absolute minimum.
Earthborn’s tins are made from 70% recyclable materials and are 100% recyclable. Even their colour cards are fully recyclable.
Little Greene’s water-based paints carry the industry’s lowest eco-rating. Its oil-based paints have been reformulated using sustainable vegetable oils, while its tins are made from 50% recycled metal, and can be recycled again. All paints are made in the UK.