The Commission has just published new voluntary EU GPP criteria for paints, varnishes and road markings. They cover both the purchase of products and of works in this area. The use of the draft criteria has the potential to considerably reduce environmental impacts from these products and their costs.
Some of the most likely impacts of the application of the GPP criteria are expected to foster circular economy aspects and are the following: minimise the impact of production by addressing specific ingredients and dosage; reduce the hazardous properties of the overall formulation; promote durable paints and road markings; incentivise minimisation of product wastage, including reuse and recycling.
Source: EU GPP