Here’s How One Innovative Company Is Turning Pollution into Paint
by Ashley Dreiling
Abandoned coal mines, which take up 10,000 square miles across the United States, leave behind toxic pollution that contaminates the surrounding waterways for decades. And because there is no way to completely seal old mines, the environmental impact seems endless. Enter an innovative and earth-friendly company from Ohio, True Paint.
Water from mines is difficult to clean and harmful to the ecosystem, but it does have one thing going for it. This water contains iron oxide, an essential ingredient for the pigment found in paint. The unique process of turning pollution into products is sustainable and mostly manual, and True Paint is making plans to expand and repurpose centuries of worldwide waste.