Environmental Protection Agencies regulate the automotive repair industry because most use paints and solvents that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Barry's Auto Body began voluntarily using eco-friendly products years ago in order to reduce the shop's negative impact on the environment.
"It is our responsibility as automotive experts to do what we can to change the industry for the better," says Crupi. "The first step towards that goal is to share information about which eco-friendly products and systems work best so that other collision repair shops will feel confident enough to voluntarily adopt a "green" philosophy. Using environmentally friendly automotive repair products is good for customers, workers, the community and the planet."