The Green Machine (Enterprise) CIC is a local Community Interest Company which runs Community RePaint (East Berkshire) and has been giving volunteer and employment opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged people through their foil recycling and green space management operations since 2009.
Community RePaint (East Berkshire) is one of over 60 paint reuse schemes in the UK which make up the Community RePaint Network.
Over 380 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year and it is estimated that 56 million litres are left unused, stored or simply thrown away.
This leftover paint is a valuable resource that Community RePaint schemes across the UK are re-using to help community groups and families improve the appearance of places and the wellbeing of many people. The reuse of paint also benefits the environment, by keeping this material out of landfill and reducing carbon emissions.