Dulux Trade are celebrating an award win from the UK Green Building Council after this year’s Ecobuild, after being named the winner of the show’s Sustainability Stand Awards for the category of ‘Stand Over 60m2’.
Their ‘Neighbourhood Swatch’ stand was chosen against strong competition for demonstrating ‘excellent consideration of environmental and social impacts’. The stand addressed every element of the criteria set by judges, including that it displayed sustainably sourced materials from local businesses and demonstrated strong supply chain management.
Judges commented on their level of consideration for the community and stakeholder engagement that were reflected in the stands overall design, many elements used on the stands such as chairs and a bicycle will be donated to a local school after the show.
Dulux Trade’s ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ stand was modelled on a mini neighbourhood, featuring five different learning zones where visitors were able to see how Dulux Trade could help them reduce environmental impact. They used a range of reusable materials for the stand such as recyclable wood and eco-friendly artificial grass. Three sections of the stand will be reused for other events, where after they will be donated to a local school.
AkzoNobel announced their ReColour initiative, which has seen their first remanufacturing centre launched in Cambridgeshire, where leftover paint is being recycled for use by communities and charities. They hope that 60,000 litres of paint will be remanufactured in its first year, sold at minimal cost to those in need.