French scientist recycles the leftovers in old tins

Maïlys Grau was inspired by her own decorating

French chemist Maïlys Grau has started making and selling new paint made from the remains left in old tins.

Dr Grau spent 18 months perfecting a “recipe” to convert recovered acrylic paint into new high quality paint in 14 colours.

She formed the company Circouleur in 2017 to start an industrial conversion process, and the first paints went on sale in Bordeaux DIY stores and to professionals last summer.

She said: “It has been very gratifying to see the reaction. We will be expanding into other DIY shops in the south-west and then, hopefully, across all of France.”

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