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Darwen firm's recycling scheme will be Crown’ed at ceremony
5:07pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A RECYCLING scheme, which offers a colourful boost to community projects, has won an environmental business award.
Crown Paints’ Kick Out The Can initiative was launched earlier this year in association with Climate Week 2013 in a bid to encourage the re-use of unwanted paint lurking in sheds, cupboards and garages across the nation.
Now the scheme is to receive a gong at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2013.
The awards ceremony, which will be held at the House of Commons on Monday, November 11, recognises companies, councils and communities which have pioneered measures to protect the environment.
Crown Paints’ sustainability manager Mark Lloyd, said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to see the wonderful results achieved so far by our Kick Out The Can initiative.
“Now, to have that work recognised with a Green Apple award is fantastic.
Working with social enterprise Nimtech at a site in Darwen, the paint was reprocessed and then distributed to community projects.
Mr Lloyd added: “The unwanted paint has now helped to rejuvenate park benches, brighten up gardens, sheds and workshops at a number of community projects and is even educating young people as part of a scheme offering building and construction skills while renovating abandoned properties.
“We’re looking forward to attending the ceremony at the House of Commons.”
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