Paint Recycling Needs to be Made Easier For Homeowners, Experts Warn

Paint Recycling Needs to Made Easier For Homeowners
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New research has warned that paint recycling needs to be made easier for consumers, and that not reusing paint poses environmental issues.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has revealed that the UK’s paint stash totals over 50 million litres, with 73% of homeowners admitting to setting aside unused or partially used decorating paint. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.