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14th February 2008

S. Lucas & Mace Sponsor Environmental Brush Wash System at Wilton Plaza

S. Lucas together with Mace have sponsored the use of the innovative Dulux Environmental Brush Wash System at Land Securities’ mixed residential development at Wilton Plaza. The system is designed to provide painters with an environmentally responsible way of washing out painting tools, such as brushes and rollers. The revolutionary wash system converts waterborne paint washings into clear water and solid waste, allowing for easier and safer disposal.

With Site Waste Management Plans being compulsory since October 2007, the system is set to become an indispensable part of the decorating clean-up process. The units are two-part, a sink and separate filtration tank. Painting equipment is washed in the sink using a connected mains water supply. These paint washings then transfer into a holding tank where specialist additives are introduced to flocculate the washings into clear water and inert paint solid. The clear water is then drawn off and either re-used or disposed of. Once the remaining residue has dried, it can be bagged and treated as non-hazardous waste. The disposal of this solid waste has been classified by the Environment Agency as ‘low risk activity’. Danny Lucas, Managing Director of S. Lucas says: “We think the Environmental Wash System points the way ahead and, like Mace, we are fully committed to improving on-site waste management.”