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CCORRN is UK's First Paint ReManufacturing Hub For Social Reuse

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On the 11th December 2015, AkzoNobel with Community RePaint, launched the first UK paint remanufacturing hub for social reuse at the Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network (CCORRN) in March, Cambridgeshire.  The hub was formally opened by the local MP for Fenland, Steve Barclay, with other local and national representatives.


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Preparing for Christmas 2015

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With Christmas fast approaching we're all stocked up with festive cheer. We've got wreath rings, polystyrene shapes, sparkles, snowflakes, beadcrafting tinsel pipe cleaners, wooden crates, gifts, chairs, felt, glue and hundreds more fanatastic treasures.



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We had a wonderful launch event in The House of Commons on the 20th of October, celebrating AkzoNobel's paper ReColour in which we feature as their first paint recycling centre. We are thrilled to have had the recycling training and equipment that they have sponsored. After all the fun we have now put away our glad rags and put our overalls back on.

The last six months have been a whirlwind of activity transforming our humble Community RePaint scheme into the first paint recycling centre of its kind. We have undergone intensive training from Keith Harrison from New Life Paints together with an astounding array of specially designed sophisticated machinery and equipment.


It has been a tremendous amount of work for the team especially as this has happened in addition to delivering our contracted paint collection and reuse treatment services to AmeyCespa for Cambridgeshire County Council, without which there would be no paint to recycle in the first place.

After many months, our techniques have improved and we are now able to repeatedly create consistently high quality paint blended into a range of beautiful colours.

We are looking forward to the launch of the recycled paint hitting our shelves and sharing the excitement of this ground-breaking achievement with our partners, members and supporters. 

We'll keep you updated as things progress, in the mean time you might want to have a look at the ReColour report for the full details.

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Here at CCORRN we really love what we do, we really do!

We love getting messy in the name of saving the planet - just look at our overalls, they're more like colour cards than clothing.

One thing we love more than testing and making paint or collecting and sorting resources for the scrapstore; is seeing and hearing what members are making and creating with their purchases.

We encourage you to take before and after photos or better still, take lots of photos or video clips so we can make tutorial print outs or even mini movies to help inspire others.

Not everyone lives on Facebook which is where we have shared a lot of these creations to date so we have decided to use this blog part of our website for this purpose. We might pop in the odd guest post if we feel the content might be of interest to you.

Additionally we will be creating a regular members' e-newletter. If you've given us your email already you should recieve one in a few weeks time and if you haven't we will have a subscribe button added to our website in the near future.

So if you have photos of things you've made or rooms you've given a 'makever' to; please share them with us either via Facebook or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you'd like to submit a blog post to us it is probably best to sendus it by email, ideally with photos.

Thank-you so much for all your stories we'd love to hear and see more fo them.


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Green Award is Twice as Nice Second Time Round

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The CCORRN Community RePaint team were delighted to be awarded The Fenland Enterprise Business Awards - Green Award for a second year running.


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