We are delighted to announce that we have won the award for Best Community Recycling Initiative at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management.

The awards were organised by letsrecycle.com who recognised those striving for excellence across the waste, resource and recycling sector and were hosted by Gethin Jones. Reflecting on the award, Martin Pearse, Community RePaint Network Manager commented: β€˜We are thrilled to have all our hard work in 2016 recognised with this award. It was an exciting year and this is the icing on the cake for the network as a whole and for all of our schemes. This is a pivotal time for Community RePaint as we continue to open schemes in new areas whilst our existing schemes grow and develop. Our remanufacturing centres have offered a great boost to the whole network, and the good quality, affordable paint produced by them really helps to maximise the amount of paint we can prevent being disposed of.’

Well done to all other nominees in the category, Community Wood Recycling, Usel (Ulster Support Employment and learning and Belfast City Council, Mattress Recycling Partnership and Reach Homes: Affordable Eco-Homes. You can read more about the awards here.

Pictured below is Martin Pearse, the Community RePaint Network manager with Paul Murgett from AkzoNobelΒ who have supported the network for 25 years.

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