Government should focus on continuing to encourage voluntary product stewardship for paint. This approach is starting to yield results with minimal bureaucracy.
Assistance should be given to the recycling/recovery sector to develop a code of practice for the processing of waste paint. Such a code of practice could be a useful tool for product stewardship schemes to use when engaging service providers.
Sustainable government purchasing of paint should be used to encourage improvements in the environmental performance of producers.
Government should more carefully evaluate the environmental impacts of waste paint before deciding to place it on a priority list for product stewardship.