Crown’s regional champions say thanks for community recycling support

SEVEN high-flying Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are preparing to say a big thank you to the communities which helped them scoop top awards in a national campaign.


The annual Kick Out The Can paint recycling scheme saw one Crown Decorating Centre from each of seven regions top the polls for collecting the most containers of surplus paint for recycling.


And now each store is preparing to choose a charity group from its local community to win a free makeover, as a thank you for helping them achieve record results.


The winning Crown Decorating Centres for each of the network’s seven regional sales areas were: Stirling, Sunderland, Altrincham, Coventry, Worcester, Norwich and Oxford.


Explained Crown Decorating Centres marketing manager Danielle Holmes: “This year saw more than double the number of containers of surplus paint returned to Crown Decorating Centres across the UK. There were an amazing 20,000 cans of unwanted paint returned to stores.


“It seems only right that the communities and decorators who supported the campaign most successfully should reap the benefits. So, this year we are urging local not-for-profit groups in these areas to tell us why they could use a consignment of free recycled paint – creating a truly virtuous recycling circle.”


Kick Out The Can was established in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength each year.  Sheds, cupboards and garages across the country are thought to hold around 54 million litres of unused paint, and the annual scheme, which runs each Easter aims to give a new lease of life to the product.


All of the paint brought into the stores is reprocessed by social enterprise company, Nimtech, before being distributed to deserving community projects across the UK.


The scheme is just one of Crown Paints’ commitments delivering its sustainability targets and its work in this field has been recognised by several prestigious regional and national awards.


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