Maston and the environment - Maston

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The Veikkola plant is heated using environmentally friendly Vapo wood pellets. The wood pellets are compressed fuel made from planer shavings or sawdust. Burning wood pellets does not increase carbon dioxide emissions from energy production, since the carbon dioxide that is released is absorbed by trees as they grow. Like other wood fuels, wood pellets are practically a sulfur-free fuel. If adjusted correctly, the carbon monoxide and nitrogen emissions from burners remain low since the uniformity of the fuel and even feeding means that combustion is controlled.

Support sustainable development through recycling

We offer you products to refurbish the surface materials of most old and recyclable products, thereby supporting sustainable development. It is our goal to ensure good opportunities in life for the current and future generations. Did you know that the caps on Maston's aerosol cans are made from recyclable plastic?

MASTON'S AEROSOL CANS AND PAINT TINS ARE RECYCLABLE!

Used tins of paint and aerosol cans are often considered to be hazardous waste. And indeed they are if there is some product left inside, or if there is some pressure left in the aerosol can. When empty, they are entirely comparable to other metal packaging waste and can be recycled along with other metal in waste collection containers for small metals. Metal collection containers are meant for metal household waste. Saucepans and small car and machine parts along with empty paint and aerosol cans come under this category. Larger scrap metal can be taken to a scrapping company or to the metal waste collection point at your local landfill site. If we could recycle all reusable metal we could save non-renewable natural resources. We use recycled raw materials rather than new materials to save energy in product manufacturing.

Please take note of the following before you take paint or aerosol cans to the waste collection point:

Aerosols:

  1. An aerosol can is empty when you can no longer hear the rattle inside of it when you shake it. There should be no hissing when you press the valve and no propellant gas or materials should come out of the can.  
  2. If possible, take the plastic cap and the valve off of the can when you take it for recycling.
  3. An empty aerosol can be taken to the same waste container as for other metal packaging waste. Empty aluminum and steel aerosol cans are suitable for recycling.

Tins of paint:

  1. Metal paint tins are suitable for recycling when they are empty and dry to the touch. 
  2. Make a hole in the bottom of the tin to ensure ventilation and that the tin is empty.
  3. The metal lids should be taken to the small metal collection point separately.  The lid must always be separated from the tin.
  4. Large quantities of tins from professional use should be taken separately to the metal collection point or to a scrapper.


Aerosol cans which are not quite empty and paint tins with wet paint inside them must be taken to a collection point that deals with hazardous waste. If an aerosol can has not been completely used, it should be saved for future use or given to another user, since the aerosol will remain usable in the can for a very long time.

Environment links:
Finland’s environmental administration - www.ymparisto.fi
Mepak kierrätys Oy - www.mepak.fi/english.htm