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Reuse and upcycling

Through our assortment, we want to encourage and inspire creative reuse of existing materials and products. Our goal is to promote a more sustainable society by offering products that contribute to extending the lifespan of items that already exist. We therefore want to show how our products can be used specifically for the purposes of upcycling. We help you to improve or enhance furniture, household items and clothing you might otherwise have thrown away.

Not only is upcycling a fun way to express your personal style; it is also good for the environment. Through simple means, you can create trendy and unique interior decor details while safeguarding a sustainable future. Reinvigorate a lampshade with a bit of yarn or use furniture paint to transform a chair brought home from a flea market. Upcycle with paints, patterns and textiles and see where your imagination takes you.

Packaging and circularity

The main purpose of our packaging is to protect our products during transportation, but also to inspire creativity among our customers. We are working actively to improve our packaging by informed selection of constituent materials to ensure that they are easier to reuse and recycle. We are currently actively engaged in surveying our plastic and paper packaging, and working with suppliers to encourage them to opt for the materials Panduro recommends.

Basically, these efforts are all about avoiding inessential packaging and needlessly large packaging formats. We are also seeking to increase the share of packaging types composed of recyclable materials so that they can be reused to make new products or packaging. Equally, we are making every effort to increase the share of our packaging made from recycled materials or renewable virgin materials.

Naturally, we are also working to increase the quantity of products in our assortment that are made from materials that are recycled or based on bio-based raw materials. Much work remains to be done, and the challenges lie in ensuring quality and safety.

How to recycle our products

Below we give you information and advice on how to sort and recycle our products. Bear in mind that household waste sorting is intended for municipal collection, but most local authorities also have recycling stations where you can dispose of used items. The guidelines for waste sorting may differ from one local authority to the next. Here is more information about waste sorting and recycling.

All types of paints, adhesives and varnishes

Remnants of these products must never be poured down the drain, but handed in at a recycling station that receives hazardous waste, along with rags and anything else with residues of the products on them. Wipe any paint off your hands before washing them. Carefully wipe paintbrushes, and then rinse them in a container holding water or solvent. Re-wipe before cleaning them under running water. Hand in product remnants inside their original packaging or a container clearly marked to show its contents, e.g. “water-based acrylic paint”.

Sort emptied pots and tubes like any other packaging, disposing of, e.g. plastic tubs along with plastic packaging.

Take special care with paints containing cadmium or zinc. (Note that cadmium yellow or cadmium red paints with “hue”, “sub” or “imit” after the colour name do not contain cadmium). If the waste contains cadmium or zinc, you must mark it as “waste containing cadmium”.

Anything in a spray can

Hand in spray cans at a recycling station that receives hazardous waste.

Concrete and plaster

These types of products are sorted as bulky household waste or as construction waste and must be handed in at a recycling station. Concrete, plaster of paris and similar materials must not be poured down the drain, as this will cause major problems for the water treatment plant.

Pens and felt tips

Pens and felt tips can be consigned to household residual waste (combustible waste).

Ceramics and glass

Most local authorities allow small amounts to be thrown away as household residual waste (combustible waste). Remember to wrap chipped and broken pottery and glass to ensure no one is harmed when handling it. Large volumes of ceramics and glass must be consigned directly to a recycling station.

Drawing paper and craft cardstock

Drawing paper can be disposed of with newspapers. Cardstock like Panduro’s own craft card can generally be sorted as paper packing.


Take care to vacuum up any scattered glitter to prevent it going down the drain. Any residual glitter can be disposed of as residual waste (combustible waste).