Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Posted by: Amanda Nicholson
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday creating the country’s 11th paint stewardship program. The program will provide New York residents with convenient access to retail and municipal drop-off sites for leftover oil-based and latex household paint. More than 2 million gallons of paint are expected to be recycled annually through the program, which will keep valuable resources circulating in the economy, generate jobs, save municipalities and taxpayers millions of dollars, and reduce environmental impacts. The increase in leftover paint collected will become a feedstock for recycled paint manufacturers. The law is based on a model PSI mediated more than a decade ago through a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based process with government, industry, and environmental groups. In 2018, PSI helped found the International Paint Recycling Association to increase the markets for high quality recycled paint. For more information, see the media release issued jointly by the Product Stewardship Institute, the New York Product Stewardship Council, and the American Coatings Association.