What problems do natural paints & finishes solve?

Date: Thursday 19th May 2022   Time: 12:30-14:00   Location: Online (Zoom)

Join ASBP and members of our new working group for a webinar exploring the benefits and characteristics of natural paints and finishes.

ASBP has recently launched a new Paints and Finishes working group which brings together a number of the major manufacturers and suppliers of natural paints and finishes in the UK. The event will feature short talks from the group’s founder members which include Celtic SustainablesClayworksCornish LimeEarthborn PaintsEcomerchantKeim Paints and Mike Wye.

Edward Bulmer

Keynote speaker! We are delighted to be joined by Paola Paruta, Environmental analyst at Environment Action and lead author of ‘Plastic Paints the Environment‘ report, which shockingly concluded that “Paint appears as the largest source of microplastic leakage into the Ocean & Waterways (1.9 Mt/year), outweighing all other sources of microplastic leakage (e.g. textiles fibres and tyre dust).” We will also be joined by Julien Boucher, Founder and Director of Environmental Action for a panel discussion.

Tim Robinson, Director of ASBP member Waverton Analytics will join us to discuss VOCs and paints, including regulations in the UK/US and real monitoring data of low VOC paints.

Shortly after the event we will launch a new briefing paper authored by ASBP Director Simon Corbey – “What problems do natural paints & finishes solve?”, an introductory paper covering topics such as health and wellbeing, indoor air quality, embodied carbon, waste and pollution.


12:30 Welcome to the webinar – Simon Corbey, Director, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products
12:35 Keynote speaker – Paola Paruta, Environmental analyst, Environment Action and lead author of ‘Plastic Paints the Environment‘ report
13:00 Monitoring VOCs in paints – Tim Robinson, Director Waverton Analytics
13:20 Short talks from our Paints & Finishes Group members
13:40 Q&A/panel discussion
14:00 Close

Confirmed speakers

Anton Boekhoudt

Anton Boekhoudt

National Architectural Business Development Manager
Keim Mineral Paints
Paola Paruta

Paola Paruta

EA – Environmental Action
Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson

Waverton Analytics
Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

Marketing Manager
Earthborn Paints

Key information

Date: Thursday 19th May 2022

Time: 12:30-14:00

Cost: ASBP members – FREE, registration essential; Member of partner organisation* – £10 + VAT; Non-member/General admittance – £20 + VAT

* ACAN, AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, FIS, Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust, STBA, The Green Register and Woodknowledge Wales.

Location: Online (Zoom)


If you have any questions or queries please email kaye@asbp.org.uk

Event held in collaboration with the ASBP Paints & Finishes Group and ASBP Reducing Plastics in Construction Group

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