21 Jun '11, 7pm

This Paint Is Made From Plastic Bottles - Earth911.com

This Paint Is Made From Plastic Bottles - Earth911.com

Sherwin-Williams received a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the EPA for its new paint formulation that reduces air pollution, contains recycled plastic bottles and performs like an oil-based paint. Find your local recycling solution for paint Sherwin-Williams has received an EPA green chemistry award for its paint formulation that contains recycled plastic bottles and produces less air pollution than typical oil-based paints. The new paint combines the performance of alkyd, or oil-based, paints, with acrylic paint’s low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can cause respiratory irritation and damage to kidneys, lungs and nervous systems. According to the EPA, Sherwin-Williams manufactured enough of these new paints in 2010 to eliminate over 800,000 pounds of VOCs. The water-based acrylic alkyd paint features another environmental benefit – i...

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