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Is it possible to create professional paint with a small carbon footprint and low emissivity? It is, with the start-up, CIRCOULEUR. It is an innovation from Matching Up that has been tested on our sites!
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Stéphanie Barrault, head of the Circular Design Experience project: applying all of the circular-economy principles to the construction sector
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