Pinovo's impact on the UN
sustainable development goals
research on OCEAN Paint microplastics
The first-ever global study of paint-related microplastics in the world’s ocean was published in February 2022. The study reveals that two million tonnes of paint microplastics is leaked every year, more than textiles, tyres, or pellets. A report by EA – Environmental Action, world-renowned experts on plastic pollution footprinting, reveals that paint could be the largest source of microplastic leakage into the world’s ocean.
The Plastic Paints the Environment report, initiated by Pinovo, shows that far more paint is leaked into the ocean than conventional and more discussed microplastic contributors such as tyres, dust, pellets, and textiles. EA’s findings estimate that paint contributes 1.9 million tonnes, or 58% of microplastics into the ocean every year. This is significantly higher than previous historical and academic consensus, which estimated that paint contributed to between 9 and 21% of microplastics in our ocean and waterways.
Health and Safety
Use of Pinovo equipment reduces the risk of eye injuries, hand-arm vibration syndrome and hearing loss among surface treatment operators. The technology also eliminates the risk of pollution to the air and surroundings, which means that other work disciplines can continue their work side by side to the Pinovo blasting.
LOW NOISE, NO DUST AND NO VIBRATION:
- No pollution of nearby environment
- Low noise reduces the risk of hearing impairment
- No flying grit or dust reduces the risk of eye injuries
- Optional use of HEPA-filters for blasting on hazardous coating/material
- No vibrations in tools eliminates the risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome
- Lesser and more comfortable personal protective equipment
- ATEX certified and can be used in explosive areas
- Integrated waste management system
- Low weight and ergonomic design
- No gas emissions