Missouri Paint Stewardship Meeting

June 23 & 24, 2020

Each year, Missouri communities dispose of approximately 1.3 million gallons of leftover paint. Missouri could gain financial benefits of $10 million annually from the collection and management of this leftover paint.

The Missouri Product Stewardship Council (MO PSC), in partnership with the Product Stewardship Institute, hosted a virtual two-day stakeholder meeting to address this critical issue.

Key stakeholders from all over the state involved in waste paint management came together for the Missouri Paint Stewardship Stakeholder Meeting — a two-part virtual meeting June 23 & June 24, 2020.

  • On Day 1, participants heard presentations and discussion on the problems and opportunities around leftover paint in the Show Me State. We concluded the day with an opportunity to get to know each other via virtual networking.
  • On Day 2, participants enjoyed an interactive presentation from North America’s largest paint recycler, GDB International, whose recycling facility in Nashville, IL is just one hour’s drive from St. Louis.

Together, participants developed specific next steps that stakeholders can take, with a focus on implementing a statewide paint stewardship program.

Meeting Materials

Resources

Videos

Funding

This meeting was funded by a grant from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District’s Waste Reduction and Recycling program as well as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The MO PSC is coordinated by the Product Stewardship Institute.