The Missouri Product Stewardship Council (MO PSC) is a coalition of local governments, businesses, and other stakeholders that aim to reduce waste, increase reuse and recycling, save local governments money, and support jobs. We take a product stewardship approach, which seeks to share responsibility with product manufacturers and creates accountability for managing waste, particularly at the post-consumer stage. The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) helped establish the MO PSC and serves as its coordinator.
Although most leftover paint can be easily reused or recycled, it is usually trashed because people don’t know where to take it or don’t have other options. MO residents generate 1.3 million gallons of paint waste every year! Paint is the most expensive product for local household hazardous waste programs to manage, costing governments and taxpayers millions. Paint recycling creates jobs, saves natural resources, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.