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Seagulls Paint (Leeds)

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The world’s most eco-friendly paint store!

We believe in protecting the environment and enriching lives. We created Seagulls to be a place for practical solutions that help the environment and people.

The collection of unwanted paint enables opportunities for training and employment and a cost-effective way for people to decorate their home. We have been collecting unwanted household paint from the waste sites in Leeds since 2005 and we have reprocessed over 3 million tonnes of paint. 49 million trees would need to have been planted to offset the carbon generated from this amount of paint! Our paint reprocessing model has gained national recognition and we are helping to inform change at Government level. Our paint is sold cheaply from our paint store and many people have benefitted from our low-cost paint.

Social justice is at the core of our enterprise, as well as doing our bit to protect the local environment we have a well established volunteer programme: We Grow People. We work with a diverse group of people, ranging from people leaving prison, people living with poor mental health and young adults with learning disabilities. Our staff team is made up of people who have volunteered at Seagulls and as such is a diverse and fun team to be part of. 

Alongside a well-stocked paint store, we deliver a wide variety of creative and practical workshops to help people learn new skills and make their house a home.

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