By 2050 it is predicted there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, a thought you could barely conceive. But, this is fast becoming a reality with 8 million metric tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year.

We live in a disposable society where many products are single use or have a product lifespan of less than 1-3 years. A plastic bag has an average lifespan of just 15 minutes and we use 1 million of these every minute! More plastic has been produced in the last ten years than during the whole of the last century.

Of the plastics produced research shows only approximately 9% are recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% accumulates in landfills or the natural environment. The problem with such high discard? Plastics are resistant to biodegrading, hence they can exist for centuries or even indefinitely - a plastic water bottle 450 years, a disposable nappy 500 years, styrofoam 5000 years!


If we continue on this trajectory and do not change our ways, we will literally be swimming in rubbish. Our wildlife will continue to suffer from entanglement and ingestion leaving our oceans devoid of marine diversity. Human health will be at greater risk through consumption of plastic in the food chain.

Lignocolor products are water based, environment friendly products. That means among others, that if you decide to purchase and use our primer, you don't have to throw away your brush. Simply clean up your paint brush with water and use it again and again. Our paint brushes have wooden handles, not plastic, we sell our products in disposable metal tins instead of plastic bottles: making new products from recycled steel cans helps save up to 75% of the energy and 40% of the water needed to make steel from raw materials. (source: Lignocolor Gmbh do not simply dispose of returned paint cans, but process them and reuse them. This is more expensive, but is in line with our sustainability philosophy. But can we do more? Sure we can.

Lignocolor Australia would like to reuse the plastic lids we use for packaging. If you order any products from Lignocolor Australia and return the lids to us, we will reuse them. If you like, you can send back to us your Australian Post Standard Parcel Satchels and the paper tube as well - we will wrap in our paint brushes with the satchels and reuse them.

Does it cost you extra effort and money? Sure it does. But we would love you to join. Together we can reduce our plastic waste here in Australia.