Earth Day 2024: Commitment to a Greener, Kinder Future

April 22, 2024 3 min read

Earth Day 2024: Commitment to a Greener, Kinder Future

As we celebrate Earth Day under the theme ‘Planet vs. Plastic’ this year, there is a strong reminder that our actions today are now critical for the creation of a more sustainable future for our earth.

At Harris Paints, we are committed to supporting cutting-edge research and technologies that can lead to further improvements in our operation’s efficiency and sustainability; ultimately helping our customers embrace more eco-friendly choices, starting within the very walls of their own home.

Certified to international ISO standards for quality management, we make it our mission to go beyond just beautification with our commitment to a greener, kinder future for both our planet and our people. The innovative Cool Roof coating which we are testing, is a prime example of this dedication. Designed to reflect the sun's rays away from the roof, this specialized paint product keeps the interior of buildings cooler and more comfortable, reducing the need for increased cooling systems such as energy-intensive air conditioning. With traditional roofing materials absorbing and transferring significant amounts of heat throughout our spaces, Cool Roof technology results in up to 2-5°C drops in interior temperatures, leading to significant energy savings and a lower carbon footprint.

Through extensive research and development, we continually strive to create products that minimize our environmental footprint while maximizing performance and customer satisfaction. In keeping with this commitment, yet another sustainable solution introduced to consumers by Harris Paints is our Ulttima Plus line of paints. Formulated to provide a solution to the most popular concerns of customers across the Caribbean, our Ulttima Plus paint line is exceptionally durable in any weather - namely in our extreme tropical heat and heavy rains – it is also resistant to mold and mildew and expels low odor emissions due to a low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. Contributing to better indoor air quality for a healthier living environment, these high-performance paints offer over 59,000 colors and meet with stringent Green Wise standards in quality and environmental parameters. What’s more, by reducing the need for frequent repainting due to their high quality, Ulttima Plus paints will not only save time, they will also save on money and resources.

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond our products, however, and we are especially excited to have implemented our Paint Recycling Drive. This outreach initiative invites everyone to donate any brand of leftover water-based paint, to either our Wildey (St. Michael) or Six Roads (St. Philip) branches, to be used to beautify communities in need across the island. This initiative not only helps declutter your home, reduce waste and promote a circular economy, it also better enables us to give back to those in need. As our thank you, each time you donate your water-based paint you will receive a $5 off per gallon voucher towards your next purchase – a win, win for all!

This Earth Day, let's come together to embrace the changes we all can make, both big and small, to protect our planet for future generations. Upgrade your home's aesthetics while nurturing the environment with eco-conscious and innovative paint solutions like our Cool Roof coating and Ulttima Plus line of paints. Get on board with our Paint Recycling Drive and help us help others on our mission to take care of our people and our planet.

At Harris Paints, we are proud to do our part and be at the forefront of innovative painting technologies that move away from harsher chemicals, towards safer and more eco-friendly options that will improve lives and reduce environmental impact. Join us in creating a greener future, one brushstroke at a time!