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Green Seal Environmental Standard for Recycled Content Latex Paint (Factsheet) [PDF]
Abstract: Factsheet on Green Seal's finalized standard for recycled content latex paint covering consolidated and reprocessed paints.
Source: Green Seal

Lean and Environment Case Study: Columbia Paint (Spokane, Washington) [PDF]
Abstract: A team worked to identify numerous productivity and environmental improvements at this paint manufacturing facility, via integration of lean and P2. Annual savings are over $130k.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology

Master Painter's Institute - Green Performance [PDF]
Abstract: The performance standards provide a "fit" with U.S.LEED 2.1 and 2.2, LEED Canada NC 1.0, OTC, and CARB. Also offers a centralized database of products deemed to meet requirements, banned chemical lists, max allowable VOC limits (for present and future).
Source: Master's Painter's Institute

NJ Waste Reduction for Paint Formulators
Abstract: Factsheet briefly lists typical wastes and reduction opportunities for paint formulators. Contact New Jersey DEP, Division of Hazardous Waste Management, 401 East Street, CN028, 5th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08628.
Source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Paint Manufacturers Can Save Money on Environmental Compliance Costs [PDF]
Abstract: Summarizes waste management costs for paint manufacturers, offers ways to reduce wastes and costs, and presents case studies on solvent reduction and portable mixing tanks. (Actual document not online).
Source: California Environmental Protection Agency


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