Community RePaint has won the Gold Award in the UK Community and Charity Category at the Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice.

The award ceremony was held yesterday, Monday 11th November 2014, at theΒ  Houses of Parliament, London. They were first established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. There are many different categories, including automotive, building and construction, finance, local authorities, as well as international.

Community RePaint Network Manager,Β Martin Pearse,Β collected the award on behalf of the UK-wide network, and said “It is good for Community RePaint and the reuse of paint to be recognised in this way”. The citation informed that this scheme was the first of its kind in the world, and was preventing a valuable resource from being wasted, and in turn benefitting thousands of people within local communities.

Here’s Martin with the certificate and trophy.

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