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Media Release
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell

5 April 2006

Green paint in all colours


Two new paint products on the market not only look great on the wall, but will also contribute to a better environment.

Dulux Australia’s EnvirO2™and Aquanamel® products have been certified as 100 per cent greenhouse neutral by the Australian Government.

Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell today congratulated Dulux Australia for being the first Australian paint company to gain Greenhouse Friendly™ certification for its two new products.

Greenhouse Friendly™ is an initiative of the Australian Government offered through the Australian Greenhouse Office. It is a fresh approach to doing business that helps organisations show their commitment to the environment as well as improving their bottom line.

“Dulux Australia went through a rigorous process to obtain Australian Government certification that the greenhouse emissions associated with the production process, use and disposal of the nominated paints is 100 per cent offset with Greenhouse Friendly™ approved abatement projects,” Senator Campbell said.

“It is inspiring to see a well known company such as Dulux producing paints that not only make our homes, work areas and community spaces look great, but also contribute positively to our environment.

“Dulux Aquanamel®, a water-based interior or exterior enamel, and EnvirO2, a new generation premium interior paint that is low in volatile organic compounds, are the first two non-energy products that have been certified as Greenhouse Friendly™.

“Obtaining Greenhouse Friendly™ certification is a positive change for any business looking to focus on corporate sustainability issues. By purchasing Greenhouse Friendly™ certified products consumers can be confident that the use of the products is not adding to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“So far more than 1.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been offset under this initiative. Greenhouse Friendly™ is a great initiative that encourages businesses to focus on environmental management, while also creating opportunities to make their products stand out from the crowd.”

For more information please visit www.greenhouse.gov.au/greenhousefriendly

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