On February 28, 2002, the Nova Scotia Ministry of Environment and Labour announced a new paint-recycling program to recover thousands of litres of paint and paint cans as well as create employment. Minister David Morse announced the program at the annual RRFB Nova Scotia (formerly the Resource Recovery Fund Board) award ceremony in Halifax.
The program — which will go into effect on June 1 — will allow consumers to return surplus paint to any one of the province’s 85 recycling depots at no charge. The paint will then be shipped to a paint-recycling operation in Springhill to produce about 350,000 litres of recycled paint annually.
Nova Scotians buy more than two million containers of paint every year. The program is expected to create new jobs at the Springhill plant and at recycling depots across the province.
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