After a slow start to the year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Community RePaint schemes have finally been able to get back to what they do best – saving paint and helping their communities.
The network has accepted and distributed a significant amount of reusable paint within the community last year. The hard work and resilience across the network has meant that all of our Community RePaint schemes continued to brighten the spaces and lives of people in their communities. Here are the numbers:
387,748 litres of leftover, reusable paint was collected by schemes in 2021
255,785 litres of leftover, reusable paint was redistributed by schemes in 2021
approaching 100,000 litres of ReColour remanufactured paint produced in 2021
The Community RePaint network welcomed two new schemes in 2021 including Cornelly and Ystradgynlais, fantastic news for residents in South Wales. We look forward to welcoming more schemes in 2022 and are currently in conversations with prospective organisations. The continued success of the network would not be possible without the dedication, hard work and resilience of our schemes.
Throughout 2021, our schemes have brightened 176,801 lives through individual and group sales. We have seen village halls, primary schools, youth centres and family homes transformed, due to having access to the network affordable paint!
221 staff, trainees and volunteers keep our schemes running through 2021. We would like to show our biggest thanks and gratitude towards them, they are the reason the network is having such a huge impact.
Our schemes also saved 1,047,017kg of carbon emissions by reusing leftover paint, helping us build a greener future for our planet and communities.
If you would like to purchase affordable paint you can find your nearest scheme here. Have a big project? If you need more than 60 litres you can order our remanufactured paint ReColour here. If you have paint that you would like to donate, find your nearest drop-off point here.