Deserted coal mines, which take up 10,000 square miles all over the United States, leave behind toxic pollution that pollutes the surrounding waterways for centuries. And because there is no way to fully seal old mines, the environmental consequence seems endless. Check out this innovative and earth-friendly company from Ohio, True Paint.
Water from mines is challenging to clean and damaging to the ecosystem, but it does have one thing going for it. This water possesses iron oxide, an important ingredient for the pigment found in paint. The amazing process of turning pollution into products is sustainable and largely manual, and True Paint is making plans to grow and repurpose decades of worldwide waste.