Paint Recycling

In June 2013, waste architectural and decorative paint was listed as a priority product under the National Product Stewardship Act 2011.

The paint industry worked with Governments and key stakeholders including the Master Painter Australia, to develop a voluntary industry waste paint product stewardship scheme called Paintback which was launched in May 2016.

Paintback is a cost-effective solution for households and trade painters to remove unwanted paint and packaging. Paintback is establishing collection points Australia-wide, starting in major population areas and aiming to have more permanent sites over the next three to five years. It is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive. The monies collected go to Paintback Ltd, which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.

Its governing rules ensure that these funds are used to establish and operate the collection program and research new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials. Paintback will also fund research to find better uses for unwanted paint.

To find out more about this great initiative, click on the links below.

Paintback –http://www.paintback.com.au/