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How splashing out to help others cuts waste according to Nature Paint in Hayle

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 24, 2013

  • Nigel Libby, co-founder of Ellie's Haven received a donation from Nature Paint colour specialist, Frances Walsh as part of the company's Big Paint Donate scheme.

  • Nigel Libby, co-founder of Ellie's Haven received a donation from Nature Paint colour specialist, Frances Walsh as part of the company's Big Paint Donate scheme.

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AN ECO-FRIENDLY paint business in Hayle has started a campaign to give away excess stock.

Nature Paint, a company which specialises in making paint from non-toxic and natural ingredients, has launched the Big Paint Donate to give away stock to places which are in need.

The company has been looking for charities, schools and other organisations which could put the paint to good use.

Hannah Amos, marketing director of Nature Paint, said the business is keen to help out in the community as well as reduce the amount of waste.

She said: "Instead of throwing it away, we wanted to help people out. It's not in our ethos to chuck things away that are not being used. We really wanted to reach out and help people that perhaps don't have the money to repaint."

The excess supplies come from discontinued lines or from the trial colour process which the company decide not to stock.

The paint comes as a dry powder made from Cornish clay that can be mixed with water and applied to ceilings and walls.

As the bio-degradable paint contains no toxins, it is ideal for use in nurseries, schools and community halls said Ms Amos.

Ellie's Haven, a charity which offers relief to children with long-term and life-limiting medical conditions, recently received a donation.

Nigel Libby, general manager and co-founder of Ellie's Haven, said: "We really appreciate the donation and would like to thank Nature Paint for their support. We plan to use the paint at Ellie's Haven and our charity shop."

Nature Paint originally planned to donate just within Cornwall, but since details of the Big Paint Donate were posted on the company Facebook page it has gone nationwide, with people from as far as Scotland asking for support.

For more information about the Big Paint Donate and to find out what colours are on offer you can e-mail hannah@naturepaint.com or visit the Nature Paint Facebook page.

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