Looking after the environment – a water-smart approach

Men in White has been thinking about reducing waste since 2005.   You could say that Men in White has been *green* since it became the new black!   Furthermore, in the future, being Green is going to be the new Red, Blue and White (i.e.: it will be the patriotic thing to do!).  This is not our idea, it belongs to Tom Friedman. 

Our processing of paint:







Men in White is committed to improving sustainable painting practices.

We are currently experimenting with a system of washing brushes and rollers that uses 50 per cent less water.  We treat the waste water to separate the paint component. This process allows for clean water to be released into the environment while the paint waste is collected and disposed of responsibly.

MIW acknowledges Bill Kruger for his innovation in developing this method into a commercial application.


The following link has some great ideas on better management of materials…it is all about management!

Mimimising paint waste


Dulux recognises MIW’s environmental efforts

Our commitment to this process, and to sustainable painting in general, was recognised by Dulux who named Men in White the Dulux Accredited Painter of the Year NSW 2005.


Interested in hearing some more?  Check out Tom Friedman: