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Recycle automotive paint and paint containers with Resene Automotive

PaintWise – The national paint recycling programme, now accepts Resene Automotive and Light Industrial products, including Cromax, Standox, Nason and other products exclusively distributed by Resene Automotive.


The Resene PaintWise programme has been in operation for over 12 years and was a first for the Decorative paints industry in NZ. Accredited by the Ministry for the Environment, the service has taken back over three million paint containers, and donated over 250,000 litres of paint since its launch in 2005.

Resene Automotive is pleased to be able to extend this service to our customers, with our automotive and light industrial coatings included as approved products in the PaintWise programme*

To celebrate the launch of this new service, from 01 May Resene Automotive will accept returns free to any Resene Automotive outlet during normal opening hours*. Simply bring in your leftover paint and empty cans when you visit.

If you prefer you can also return qualifying products to the PaintWise service at Resene ColorShops; normal return charges will apply. Click here for a list of the Resene ColourShops that accept PaintWise returns.

Resene PaintWise will recycle paint containers that are recyclable, send solvent borne paints to solvent recovery, find alternative uses for waterborne paints, such as graffiti abatement, and responsibly dispose of the rest for you.

The introduction of this product stewardship programme for automotive products is a first for the industry in New Zealand and a big step in the right direction for sustainability and environmental awareness.

*See the paintwise acceptance criteria for full details

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