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A major all-party report on remanufacturing was launched at the House of Commons in early December. The keynote speech was made by Defra Minister, Dan Rogerson MP (pictured right) and the paint industry was mentioned as one of the new areas of remanufacturing that society should be tackling.
He praised the British Coatings Federation (BCF) for its pro-activity in trying to get a circular economy paint project off the ground and is committed to work with the Federation through his officials to try and make it a reality.
The report made 24 recommendations to Government about remanufacturing and two of these were specifically related to the work BCF has been doing. Recommendation 14 is that the European Commission should consider exempting remanufacturing activities from the scope of authorisation and restrictions, if there are environmental benefits in allowing remanufacturing to continue. Recommendation 15 is that government should develop a Resource Efficiency Action Plan for left over paint, together with paint manufacturers through the BCF, retailers, Defra, local authorities, waste management companies and paint remanufacturers.