Thrifty decorators can pick up 20 free litres of paint and save 48kg of Co2 in the process.

Forest Recycling Project is hosting a free paint giveaway at its Paint Place warehouse in Leytonstone on October 20 from 10am to 2pm.

Visitors have the opportunity to take away up to 20 litres of free paint, with various types and colours of paint on offer from brands including Dulux, Leyland, and Crown and Johnstones.

As well as saving £100 compared to the high-street price, the environmental impact by reusing paint is significant.

One litre of paint reused reduces co2 emissions by an estimated 2.4kg as well as diverting 1.4kg away from landfill.

Nilesh Patel, Paint Place operations manager, said: “We want to promote the concept of reuse and highlight the environmental impact paint can have if it reaches landfill.

"Paint is made up of highly toxic chemicals so the more paint we reuse the less chance of contamination of our water supply through landfilling."

If visitors want to take more than their allocated 20 litres they can purchase extra paint from £1-£2 a litre.

The free paint offer excludes white/black coloured paint and any varnish.

The event will be held at Unit 7, The Sidings.