Add Colour to Your Life

7th May 2023

Add Colour to Your Life

Looking to add some colour to your life without breaking the bank? Look no further than The Forest Recycling Project in Walthamstow, where you can paint the town (recycled) red!

If your hallway or doorframes are in need of a refresh, don't go reaching for the expensive paint brands just yet. The Royal Society of Chemistry estimates that UK households have enough leftover paint to coat the Forth Rail Bridge 212 times - that's a lot of wasted paint! But thanks to The Forest Recycling Project, you can give that paint a new lease on life.

The charity collects paint from nearby recycling centers and sorts it at their Leytonstone warehouse. The paint is then refreshed and sometimes remixed before being sold at their shop in Walthamstow for an average of £2.50 per litre. That's a steal compared to the £40+ you might pay for a fancy color from a high-end brand.

But The Forest Recycling Project isn't just about paint - they also run the Walthamstow Tool Library, which is a hit among locals. It's a great way to reduce waste and save money by borrowing tools instead of buying them for one-off projects.

So if you're looking to spruce up your home without harming the environment or your wallet, head on over to The Forest Recycling Project and paint the town (recycled) red!