The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) has welcomed nationwide specialist painting and decorating contractor Alfred Bagnall & Son Ltd to its Paint Green scheme.
Paint Green encourages PDA members to reduce, reuse or recycle excess paint and paint containers in a bid to drive down waste across the industry and aims to act as a ‘first step’ on a sustainability journey.
PDA members across the UK elected to join the scheme when it was announced in November and launched in March, and now Bagnalls – alongside all 10 of its branch subsidiaries – has taken the Paint Green Pledge this summer.
PDA Chief Executive Neil Ogilvie said: “Many of our PDA members have made a commitment to drive down waste paint and containers through our Paint Green initiative and we’re delighted that Bagnalls and its subsidiary branches across the UK are throwing their support behind the scheme.
“We’re encouraging our members to look at ways to reduce the amount of waste produced, and either recycle left over paint, or find a way to reuse it. Our hope is that the scheme will expand over time, allowing members to build in systemic change as part of a sustainability journey.
“PDA members are trained, insured and trusted operatives, who commit to delivering a quality job at a reasonable price.”
Bagnalls Group of companies, including branch subsidiaries in Leeds, London and South East, the North, North East, North West, East Midlands, Midlands, West, South Wales and its Restoration team have all committed to recycling more than 70% of paint containers and more than 90% of excess paint.
Joanne Gualda, Director at Bagnalls said: “Like many companies we have made a firm commitment to driving sustainability in our business and initiatives such as Paint Green pave the way for companies of all sizes in the painting industry to make a real environmental difference.
“Every can recycled and every litre of paint reused means less waste – Bagnalls colleagues have all embraced the principles of Paint Green and are committed to achieving the targets set. We would encourage all members of the PDA to pledge their commitment to Paint Green.”
For details visit: www.paintingdecoratingassociation.co.uk’