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Member focus: Crown Paints' environmental credentials & recycling efforts

6th December 2017

Cherry Whittaker

One of our loyal packaging compliance members, Crown Paints, are a major paint manufacturer and household name, known for their high-quality products and extensive colour range.

With over 200 years’ experience in the paint industry and with a Head Office in Darwen, Lancashire, we are proud to have such a large, widely known brand in our member base, who are also situated local to ourselves.

Crown Paints place huge importance on their business recycling activity and their key objective is to reduce the quantity of waste generated, whilst minimising process and disposal costs. Their fantastic recycling efforts have enabled achievement of the ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ Certification for the company. This is a significant feat and means that Crown Paints have successfully implemented a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ strategy, to produce all the required evidence to show how their waste material is treated and that none of it goes to landfill.

Crown Paints boasts 2 manufacturing sites and 135 Crown Decorating Centres throughout the UK. All waste from these stores is returned to the factories for disposal, ensuring a consistent process for recycling all waste collectively. This prevents any waste ‘slipping through the net’ and not being disposed of in line with the company’s environmental credentials.

In addition, Crown Paints has a successful partnership with NIMTECH who are a social enterprise, and support Crown Paints with managing their reusable and recyclable waste materials. Read more about their partnership here - https://www.crownpaints.co.uk/crown/sustainability/nimtech

Overall, Crown Paints are constantly working to reduce their environmental impact, utilising the Waste Hierarchy through awareness, involvement, innovation and improvement techniques. The Waste Hierarchy determines a hierarchy of options for managing waste, in terms of what is most beneficial for the environment. This brilliant company approach to recycling and managing waste is certainly one to be benchmarked against by other organisations looking to adopt a similar ethos.

Read more about Crown Paints and their product offering here - https://www.crownpaints.co.uk/crown/corporate/about-us

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