RePaint News

RePaint News

Transforming Enfield Scouts

15/12/2008

Enfield Scouts are the latest community group to benefit from the Community RePaint programme. Armed with brushes and pots of paint donated by the project in East London, they transformed the District HQ in a day. The scouts weren’t alone is refurbishin...

Caption winners: Wirral and Wythenshaw

07/12/2008

Community RePaint Wirral and Wythenshawe are the joint winners of the Community RePaint caption competition (advertised in the October edition). Both captions caught the eye of the judges and it was decided to split the prize money. Both received £100 of...

Radio 4 coverage for Community RePaint Oxford

26/10/2008

Community RePaint Oxford run by Orinoco Scrapstore featured on the Radio 4 programme 'Broadcasting House' last Sunday....

Community RePaint diverts 450,000 litres from going to waste

15/10/2008

Research conducted by environmental consultancy Resource Futures shows that the UK paint reuse network of 65 Community RePaint projects collected 450,000 litres of paint, with a market value of £1.75m, in 2007, that would otherwise have gone to landfill...

Benn's brief brush with the Wirral project

18/09/2008

Hilary Benn, Environment Minister, made a brief visit to Community RePaint Wirral in September whilst on a tour round the Merseyside Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (which is just around the corner)....

Community RePaint reaches the English Riviera

09/09/2008

Torbay is the latest place to set up a Community RePaint project and is being run by Anode a community interest company seeking to address the individual and corporate needs of social concern within the local community....

Social entrepreneurs shrug off credit crunch fears

22/08/2008

Provision of a free accessible programme available to support all Social Enterprises needs Social entrepreneurs are less concerned about the effects of the credit crunch than first thought, according to a new mini-survey from the Social Enterprise Coal...

Radio Ga Ga

28/06/2008

Don’t forget you can promote your community project through local radio....

Help for Businesses Managing Hazardous Waste

16/06/2008

The Haz Guide launched on the 11th June by the National Household Hazardous Waste Forum is the definitive guide on how to manage small business and household hazardous type waste. Recently updated, it helps users to keep abreast of rapidly changing enviro...

REconomy

11/06/2008

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is to receive greater support in England following the creation of community interest company (CIC) REconomy by London Community Recycling etwork (LCRN), the Community Recycling Network (CRN), Furnitur...

New project for County Down: Northern Ireland

02/06/2008

Down District Council is the latest organisation to join the network making it the third Community RePaint project in Northern Ireland. Paint will be collected and redistributed at the Bann Road facility in Castlewellan which is managed by the district co...

Projects go potty over tester pots!

29/05/2008

Six Community RePaint projects in the north have taken 2,500 surplus Dulux tester pots from their Heritage range. TDG Logistics delivered the pallets directly to each project....

We really do live and breathe Community RePaint!

05/05/2008

The meeting room at our new office has been recently redecorated using paint from Seagulls Re-use Ltd (Community RePaint Leeds). A total of 20 litres were purchased included undercoat and a lovely blue gloss for the doors!...

Community RePaint Seminar in Scotland

30/04/2008

At the end of May we held a training seminar with Community Recycling Network for Scotland. The purpose of the event was to give an overview of the Community RePaint network and provide information on setting up and running a project. It proved to be a li...

Community RePaint Projects on the TV!

07/04/2008

Community RePaint Colchester, Leeds and Newark have all recently been featured on the television....

Funding News for Community RePaint Projects

04/04/2008

Sources of Funding Funding Advice & resources Awards Loans Other Resources...

Re-use to Count for the First Time

04/04/2008

Government changes to waste targets will allow reuse tonnages to count towards council targets. Before this change reuse, which is higher up the waste hierarchy than recycling, was excluded from council targets. This gave the majority of councils an excus...

WRAP looking for construction waste leaders

16/01/2008

Companies that transport construction waste are being offered the chance to partner with one of the UK's most important waste minimisation organisations. WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) is looking for examples of best practice and groundbrea...

Furniture Reuse Organisation of the Year 2008 announced!

09/01/2008

Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise (TREE) of Essex who also run Community RePaint project scooped the 'Furniture Reuse Organisation of the Year 2008' last week at the Furniture Reuse Network's annual conference....