The 50,000 paint pots that Hankinson use annually no longer got for landfill thanks to a pioneering process.
With the help of ICI Paints, Hankinson bosses identified KnowsleyвЂ™s Avanti Waste Management as a partner and set about working together to develop uses for the left-over cans.
As a result, all plastic paint pots are turned into items such as garden furniture.
Stephen Hankinson, chief executive, said: вЂњWe are all impacted by environmental consequences of global climate change. As a company we had to make our own commitment and not just rely on others to make a difference.ADVERTISEMENT
вЂњIt was important to reduce the large number of waste paint cans going to landfill and find a better way to deal with the disposal of left-over paint and solvents.вЂќ
Left-over water based paint is now converted into compost while a process called Pyrolysis turn oil-based paint into energy which is used to fuel power generators and turbines.
A confidentiality clause was signed between Avanti and Hankinson while the ground-breaking processes were trialed.
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