Sherwin-Williams has received the EPA’s Presidential Green
Chemistry Challenge Award for a first-of-its-kind paint, which uses soybean oil
and recycled PET bottles to cut air pollutants (known as volatile organic
compounds) by 60 percent. The new paint formula, found in multiple
Sherwin-Williams brands, is said to have reduced 800,000 pounds of VOC
emissions in 2010. The $7.7 billion-company says that it’s supporting the
recycling of multi-million pounds of PET each year with this new formulation.