GDB WAS FOUNDED WITH AN
UNCOMPROMISING PROMISE-

TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WHILE
PRODUCING THE WORLD’S BEST PAINT.

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G

GLOBAL PAINT
RECOVERY, REUSE
AND RECYCLING;

D

DISTINCTIVE LONG TERM
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
FOR THE PAINT INDUSTRY;

B

BEST IN CLASS
TECHNOLOGY
UTILIZATION

Superior quality,
Finest Finish
OUR COMMITMENT TO A
ZERO WASTE WORLD

Since our founding in 1993, GDB International, Inc. has progressed with the sole passion for
making a difference in the world. By partnering with industry leaders and reputable paint
manufacturers, GDB has managed to leave its mark over the past two decades and produce
top-of-the-line paint products recognized worldwide while keeping our socio-ecological
responsibilities at the forefront of every business decision.

Eco-friendly &
Sustainable products
 
THE WASTE
HIERARCHY MODEL

The Industrial Revolution, which began in the UK in the 18th century gave wings to the agrarian
and handicraft economies which rapidly shifted towards an industrial and machine-manufacturing
dominated world. While this transformation brought about a rapid socio-economic transformation,
it quickly altered and shifted the focus of a common man towards personal growth rather than
developing a lookout towards a sustainable future. This societal organization, or rather, lack of it
continues today and has produced several effects that continue to ripple through our political,
ecological and cultural spheres.

THIS IS WHERE
THE WASTE
HIERARCHY
MODEL BECOMES
CRUCIAL.

At GDB, the waste hierarchy model has become the template of our operations.
The three R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are the guiding principles of our
expanding global footprints. We are committed to preventing waste and closely examine
issues such as recycling and recovery.

We Reduce the amount of waste we create;
We Reuse items as often as possible;
And we Recycle appropriate paint cans and products at our facilities.

The fourth ‘R’ is ‘Recover’, where at GDB,
using our modern technology and infrastructure
we have been able to turn waste paint and cans
into valuable resources such as recycled paints
which have been used in several residential,
industrial, commercial and community projects

Don’t Waste,
Rather Recreate
American Coatings Association
Maximum Recycling,
Minimal Wastage
Finest Range of Premium Products
A Resource Efficiency Plan -
Creating a Circular Economy

At GDB, we work in close consultation with community organisations, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, industries, retailers businesses and many others to collect leftover, reusable paint. This paint is then transported to our facilities, around the globe and treated appropriately.

This has intangible benefits
such as :
  • Preventing a valuable resource from going to waste
  • Reducing paint disposal or procurement costs
  • Improving our green credentials
  • Benefiting the local community
  • Contributing to a cleaner and a a safer environment
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Circular economy is an economic model that maximizes the utility of materials that come from nature
It is vastly different from the currently followed linear model where the society is extracting raw materials,
transforming them, selling and using them and then throwing them away.

At GDB, we passionately believe in changing things for the better and
follow the circular economy where the non-biodegradable materials are used,
reused, recycled and remade in order to reduce the

Circular Economy is an economic model which maximizes the use of the materials
extracted from nature. Each non-biodegradable material is used, reused, recycled
and remade in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. In contrast,
countries mostly practice Linear Economy. In a Linear Economy
a simple path is followed by the products: extract raw materials, transform,
sell, use and throw them away.

The resources we have with us are very limited. Every day, we consume in fossil fuels
the equivalent of 2,600 years of accumulation of oil. Also, the linear economic model
produces several tonnes of plastic. A study found that the amount of plastic produced
since 1950 was equal to USD 100 million (the annual turnover of google).
Waste production and resource depletion are too high to be sustainable in
the current Linear Model.

AT GDB,
WE HAVE SAVED
APPROXIMATELY
CO2 WORTH
4521
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