Colour me green
Rona has just added a low-VOC, eco-friendly paint to its line of green products. The company’s ECO label products are chosen using a life-cycle analysis system developed by the École Polytechnique of Université de Montréal. That’s worth noting because it means that the product must demonstrate lower environmental impact than conventional products throughout its life, from manufacturing to disposal. The new line of paint is made mostly from recycled paints (about 90 per cent), which is partly why it comes in a limited palette of 16 colours. The company promises new colours will be added over the coming months. A 3.78-litre can sells for $14.99.
The Eco label paint was formerly sold at Rona under the Boomerang brand, which I happen to be testing at the moment on a hallway makeover. I’ll report back soon. If you have leftover paint from a project, don’t forget that Rona will accept it for recycling at its stores, as will Home Depot.