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Transitioning to paints without added lead: guidance and experience in reformulation

The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Transitioning to paints without added lead: guidance and experience in reformulation, which took place on 25 May 2022.

Presenters: Dr Branko Dunjic (NCPC Serbia), Sammy Felisario (Rajawali Hiyoto), Husam Alkilany (RSC / NCPC Jordan), Marcos Alegre (NCPC Peru)

The second Lead in Paint Community of Practice (LiP CoP) discussion for 2022, introduced by Dr Branko Dunjic from Cleaner Production Centre in Serbia, explored aspects related to the transition to paint without added lead and the UNEP Lead Paint Reformulation Technical Guidelines. Sammy Felisario from Rajawali Hiyoto – an Indonesian SME - presented on the reformulation efforts timeline from 1973 to 2022 including key aspects of the success of the project. Marcos Alegre from the Peruvian National Cleaner Production Centre (Grupo GEA) presented on initiatives from industry and governments to facilitate progress toward reformulating lead in paint and Husam Alkilany from the Cleaner Production Unit of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan presented on the benefits of the Lead Paint Reformulation Technical Guidelines in scaling up the production of paint without added lead.