Did you know an estimated 50 million litres of the 400 million litres of paint which are sold in the UK each year go to waste? This paint is either thrown away or stored in homes or garages.*

Shetland Arts has become part of the national Community RePaint scheme, a network that prevents reusable paint from entering the waste stream. We will collect your unwanted but reusable paint via our collection points at Mareel and the SIC’s Gremista Waste Management Facility. It’ll then be checked, relabelled and made available as a low-cost alternative to buying new.

The Community RePaint Network is managed by Resource Futures, an independent non-profit distributing environmental company. It has been sponsored by Dulux, part of AkzoNobel, since its inception in 1993.

*Source: Community RePaint