Recycling, walking, and reducing plastics are all great ways to reduce our impact on the environment, but did you know you can also select more environmentally conscious paints?
There is a large range of eco paints available, with carefully selected ingredients and low to virtually no VOCs. This means that they do not give off harmful emissions which can affect people with allergies and can be harmful to children. They are also breathable, helping to balance the humidity of a room and destroy air-born contaminants and allergens.
When Earthborn was founded in 2002, they wanted to create a product that was a true eco alternative to conventional paints. This was achieved through selecting the right environmentally friendly ingredients and using technologically advanced manufacturing processes. Earthborn’s Clay Paint uses an eco-friendly clay recipe to create a paint with virtually no VOCs, no smells, no emissions and clear of acrylic, oil and odours. The paint is also vegan friendly, breathable and can benefit those who suffer with allergies or asthma.
Farrow & Ball are committed to reducing the environmental impact of their products without compromising on quality. In 2010, Farrow & Ball moved to an entirely water-based range. All Farrow & Ball paints are now classed as minimal or low VOC. As a result, Farrow & Ball paints are low odour, safe, comfortable to apply and live with whilst being kinder to the environment. Pigments in the paint are also responsibly sourced and tins are infinitely recyclable.
From big business decisions to everyday tasks, Little Greene act positively and responsibly to minimise their ecological impact without compromising on high quality standards. Little Greene’s water-based paints carry the industry’s lowest eco-rating with VOC content now virtually zero making the paint odourless and no need to worry about solvent contributions to the atmosphere. Oil-based paints have been reformulated using sustainable vegetable oils without compromising on oil-based paint’s renowned longevity and superb finish. Paint tins are made using 50% recycled steel and can be recycled again in addition to continually assessing packaging and warehousing procedures.
Osmo wood finishes have been based upon purified and refined natural resources for the past forty years. The dry finish makes Osmo products safe for humans, animals, and plants. Osmo uses carefully harvested natural oils such as sunflower, soya and linseed and hard waxes such as carnauba for its finishes. Osmo also uses ‘High Solid Products’ which contain only a small amount of solvents. Osmo wants to demonstrate as a responsible manufacturer of wood and wood finishes it is committed to continually developing the brand and products to meet both ecological and economical challenges faced in modern times.