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RPN Assists Connecticut With Environmentally Preferable Paint Contract
RPN, with funding from NASPO and the U.S. EPA, worked with the State of Connecticut to develop comprehensive specs and a model contract for environmentally preferable paint products and supplies. The contract, which comes on the heelson of Connecticut's paint product stewardship law, was recently issued and received an impressive six bids. More More
Minnesota Paint Manufacturer Keeping Landfills Unpainted
A Minnesota-based company is taking paint recycling to the next level, turning the contents of half-empty paint cans into high-quality new paint that is Green Seal certified. More More
Paint Recycling Bill Introduced in Minnesota Legislature
A bill has been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives that would require a pilot program to be implemented by paint manufacturers to recycle paint. More More
Use Green Purchasing Guidelines from EPA and California
Our Responsible Purchasing Guides have been updated to include descriptions and downloads of the EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) and California's State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC). More More
Join RPN at EcoBuild
Visit our booth at EcoBuild Fall 2008 in Washington, DC. RPN members receive free exhibit hall passes and discount conference registration. More More
Green Seal Seeks Comments for Revised Stains and Finishes Standards
Green Seal is seeking comments from the public on new standards for Stains and Finishes. More More
Green Seal Issues Revised Paint Standard
Green Seal has issued the Environmental Standard for Paints and Coatings (GS-11) Second Edition.  This standard establishes environmental requirements for paints and coatings. More More
First Certified Recycled Paint Available
MetroPaint, from Portland, Oregon, has become the first recycled-content latex paint certified under Green Seal's GS-43 standard. More More
Ford and U-Haul to Test New Vehicle Paint
Ford and U-Haul are putting on the road the industry's first fleet of vehicles painted with Ford's environmentally responsible new technology, which reduces greenhouse gases by 15 percent and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by about 10 perc More More
Green Seal Revisions for Paint Standards Continue
GS-11 and GC-3—Green Seal's Environmental Standards for Paints and Anticorrosive Paints, respectively—are currently undergoing revision. As part of the revision process, Green Seal will consolidate GC-3 into GS-11. More More
New Healthy Building Resource
RPN Extern host, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC), published a guide to help consumers weigh various environmental and health concerns when it comes to planning, building, renovating, and redecorating homes. More More
Portland Releases Purchasing Case Studies
The City of Portland, Oregon, a member of RPN and longtime environmental leader, released case studies that demonstrate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of responsible purchasing. More More
New! Responsible Purchasing Guide for Paint
The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) launches the Responsible Purchasing Guide for Paint. The Guide will be available on the web, as a PDF, and in print, and includes: an overview of the environmental and social impacts of paint; rec More More
Green Seal Paint Standards Revision Planned
Green Seal, Inc. announced plans to revise its independent environmental standards for GS-11 Architectural Coatings (Paints) and GS-03 Anti-Corrosive Paints and has called for comments on relevant issues to consider. As planned, the revision will inc More More