The North East branch of national specialist painting and decorating contractor Alfred Bagnall & Son Ltd, has committed to driving down waste by joining the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) Paint Green scheme.
Paint Green celebrates PDA member businesses that reduce, reuse or recycle excess paint and paint containers as part of their sustainability journey.
With a base in Newcastle serving the region, Bagnalls North East is one of 10 branches that has taken the Paint Green Pledge and made a commitment to recycle more than 70% of paint containers and more than 90% of excess paint.
PDA Chief Executive Neil Ogilvie said: “Many of our PDA members have made a commitment to drive down waste paint and containers through our Paint Green initiative and we’re delighted that Bagnalls branches across the UK have thrown their support behind the scheme.
“We’re encouraging our members to look at ways to reduce the amount of waste produced, and either recycle left over paint, or find a way to reuse it. Our hope is that the scheme will expand over time, allowing members to build in systemic change as part of a sustainability journey.
“PDA members are trained, insured and trusted operatives, who commit to delivering a quality job at a reasonable price.”
Householders and businesses across the North East can look out for the PDA and Paint Green logos for peace of mind that the painter and decorator they choose is trained and insured as well as committed to reducing waste.
Joanne Gualda, Director at Bagnalls said: “Like many companies we have made a firm commitment to driving sustainability in our business and initiatives such as Paint Green pave the way for companies of all sizes in the painting industry to make a real environmental difference.
“Every can recycled and every litre of paint reused means less waste – Bagnalls colleagues have all embraced the principles of Paint Green and are committed to achieving the targets set.”