By choosing to concentrate exclusively on waterbased paints and coatings, Eco has practiced environmental stewardship since its beginnings as a company in 1991.
What is Environmental Stewardship?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental stewardship as: “The responsibility for environmental quality shared by all those whose actions affect the environment.”
Environmental Stewardship seems to fall into 4 principal categories:
- Reducing or eliminating toxic air emissions.
- Reducing or eliminating toxic discharges into the water supply.
- Conserving natural resources (water, fuel sources, trees, ores and other raw materials).
- Reducing waste from manufacturing, commercial, governmental and residential arenas and minimizing the flow of materials into permanent landfills.
How has Eco measured up to these criteria? Eco’s waterbased technology or reduces eliminates VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), emissions that solvent-based paints release into the atmosphere. The company’s manufacturing practices have reduced to near-zero any discharges into the water supply. Highly concentrated stains shipped in recycled totes have helped conserve fuel and reduce emissions related to transportation. In the last few years, Eco has prioritized a consideration of waste reduction in new product research. This research has resulted in a new product that revolutionizes the packaging and distribution of paint.