Australia starts recycling waste paint as an alter

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Australia starts recycling waste paint as an alternative energy project

Australia starts recycling waste paint as an alternative energy project

May 4, 2016

[China paint information] globally, strengthening the recycling of waste paint resources has become a major development trend. Last week, it launched the "global attention to the recycling of waste coatings to create a new model of circular economy in the industry", which introduced the progress of the UK, the United States and China in this field. On April 29, the Australian government announced in Melbourne that it will officially start its operation in May 2016, which is more intuitive, simple and safe. It will recycle waste paint as an alternative energy project "paintback", which is another result of the country's efforts to strengthen the problem of waste paint over the years

the South Australian government expressed its support for this at the first time, and announced that since May, residents and commercial coating contractors must discard waste coatings in various states. "Hu Qianlin said that the recycling point designated by the government will start from Adelaide first

previously, the disposal of waste coatings in Australia was mainly in the form of landfill, which not only caused environmental pollution and other problems, but also enterprises and residents had to pay high fees for the disposal of waste coatings

"paintback" project will be led by major coating enterprises and supported by the federal government and provincial government. The founding members of the project are Dulux group (Dulux), PPG company, Hames paint company, resene paint company and Valspar company. 17 paint companies and organizations have participated in the project, including Wattyl, Berger, Cabot and other well-known enterprises. In addition, some coating application enterprises and resource recovery enterprises and organizations have also participated in the project

it is estimated that in the next five years, "paintback" will recycle 45000 tons of waste paint from the construction industry and communities, and form alternative fuel products through certain processing processes

according to the introduction, the fund of the project will come from the garbage tax in the future. Australia adds a garbage tax of 15 Australian cents to the wholesale price of one liter of building decoration paint. These fees will be handed over to paintback Co., Ltd., a non-profit enterprise established for the project, as an expense for the treatment and processing of waste paint. Paintback is responsible for the separation of liquid and solid components of waste water-based paint, while waste solvent based paint can be used for energy production

at present, the main types of waste coatings received by the project include interior and exterior wall architectural coatings, decorative coatings, floor coatings, piston back primer, sealant, putty, varnish and polyurethane (single group automatic shutdown time setting: no operation state) products by self weight during the return journey, wood coatings, packaging coatings, etc., but for industrial maintenance coatings, aerosols, automotive paints, antifouling coatings A large number of paint varieties such as melamine type metal antirust paint, epoxy type products, color paste, color masterbatch, resin, two-component paint, traffic paint and so on cannot be treated

previously, we introduced that Britain, the United States and other countries are actively dealing with the reuse of waste paint resources, and in the Chinese market, where the total annual consumption of paint has reached more than 17million tons, there are still no government regulations or non-governmental organizations to coordinate and solve the problem of waste paint, resulting in a huge waste of resources and increasingly serious environmental pollution. Here, we once again call on relevant government departments or non-governmental organizations to take the lead in tackling key problems with scientific research institutions and enterprises, so that paint products of a certain scale can be truly recycled, so as to open up a new space for the development of circular economy in the paint industry

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