Sustainable Paint Accessories

More recently we have introduced a new sustainable range of paint accessories under our Monarch Elements Brand.  Painting can be messy, but it can have a smaller footprint on our planet. Monarch Elements is a range of products designed to minimise our impact on our environment.  Manufactured from a range of sustainably-grown or recycled materials, Monarch Elements is the first range of painting accessories that you can feel better about.

Monarch Proudly supports Carbon Nuetral through its plant a tree program.  Our partnership with Carbon Neutral enables us to directly influence climate change and habitat restoration in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.  MONARCH WILL PLANT 10,000 TREES EVERY YEAR.

Monarch and the Environment

Environmental considerations play a highly important role at Australian Brushware Corporation. A great example of our commitment to the environment is our entire range of brushes and rollers which come in re-usable packaging designed for storage capabilities.  Brushes come in cardboard keepers which have been designed to protect and store the brushes.  Our rollers come in storage bags which protect the roller and enable it to be re-used again and again.

As a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), we are actively working to improve the sustainability of our packaging through regular reviews of our product design and the implementation of initiatives to keep key issues like recycling, re-usability and waste management top of mind.  We also work very closely with key stakeholders throughout our entire supply chain, so they too support our initiatives.  The most recent APCO report on Australian Brushware Corporation (Monarch) can be found here. Our targets are aligned with Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Product Packaging – Reusable & Recyclable

Our Packaging design is frequently reviewed so as to ensure that wastage is minimised whilst not compromising on the ability of the packaging to protect the goods whilst in transit. Where possible, our packaging is reusable and we encourage our consumers to reuse at every opportunity.  Our brushes come in reusable brush keepers along with our roller covers that come in reusable zip lock bags. Even our mini rollers are equipped with re-usable packaging that keeps your roller fresh between paint jobs. 

Over the last 12 months, we have also been working with our suppliers to significantly reduce the use of plastic in our packaging.  Below are some initiatives we have accomplished and/or currently implementing with the help of our supply chain partners.

  • Metal Paint Buckets – eliminated all plastic used to cover and protect the product in transit
  • Caulking Guns – eliminated all plastic used to cover and protect the product in transit
  • Scrapers – eliminated all plastic used to cover and protect the product in transit
  • Tray Liners – eliminated all plastic used to cover and protect the product in transit

Australian Brushware also believes in upcycling which has a largely positive effect on the environment. Through effective DIY projects Australian Brushware Corporation encourages everyone to upcycle their items around the home which reduces the amount of waste we all discard.  This could include renewing furniture pieces, outdoor planter pots and much more. Check out our blogs here where we take you through some inspiring upcycling projects.

Cessation of the REDcycle scheme

The REDcycle scheme is no longer operational. Unfortunately, this means that there is no collection of soft plastics available for customers at the present time. In the meantime, customers are advised to dispose of their soft plastics in the landfill bin.