Little Greene have always been committed to the ongoing. well-being and protection of the world environment and in 2004 we were one of the first UK paint manufacturers to achieve the European environmental standard BS EN ISO 14001. From big business decisions to the smallest everyday tasks, they continue to act positively and responsibly to minimise their ecological impact, without compromising their high quality standards. detailed below is Little Greene paint environmental information.
Water based paints
All Little Greene water based paints carry the industry’s best eco-rating, with VOC content now virtually zero. This means you don’t need to worry about solvent contributions to the atmosphere or any respiratory issues, or the smell; they are virtually odourless.
Oil Based Paints
Oil based paints are traditionally favoured because of their renowned longevity and superb finish. Purists need not fear; Little Greene oil based paints have been reformulated with sustainable vegetable oils to dramatically reduce VOC content and odour.
The paper used in Little Greene wallpapers comes from FSC or PEFC certificated sustainable forests; so for every tree used another four are planted. The pigments used to print them are completely non-toxic and our excellent wallpaper paste contains no solvent.
Little Greene paint tins are made using over 50% recycled steel and can be recycled again, and all of their paperwork is printed on recycled or sustainably sourced paper. They are continually developing their packaging and warehousing procedures to increase the content of recycled and recyclable material and have achieved waste reduction of 57% in the last three years.
Safe For Children
Little Greene offer the safest choices for decorating children’s rooms and furniture. Their Absolute Matt Emulsion, Intelligent Matt Emulsion and Acrylic Eggshell paints have been tested to European Standard BS EN 71-3:1995, also known as ‘Toy Paint Regulations’“ these are proven safe from toxic metals. They are currently the only household paints to carry this certification.
All Little Greene paints and wallpapers are manufactured in the UK and they actively source from suppliers who can match their commitment to local industries. They’re dedicated to minimising pollution, energy consumption and distribution overheads whilst supporting the local business community.