Not only does wasting paint mean it can’t be reused by others, but the life cycle of how the paint is produced in the first place.

A huge 50 million litres of paint is wasted in the UK every year. Not only this, but householders themselves waste 40 litres¬†of reusable paint every minute. This means the raw materials that are required to produce the paint in the first place are also wasted, with more being needed to produce more stock. It’s simple to reduce this figure, pick up paint when you’re decorating, and take your leftover paint to your nearest drop off point when you are finished.

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