Shayne and his business partner started Calibre Environmental in 2003 when they realized unwanted paint was being destroyed instead of recycled. They conducted some research on how to recycle latex paint and visited the very first paint recycling facility in North America to learn the processes. In those early years, before paint stewardship was implemented in Alberta, they were recycling less than 50,000 litres per year. Today, Calibre Environmental is recycling over 900,000 litres of latex paint per year.
Shayne Butcher was born and raised in central Alberta. He has been an owner/director of The Calibre Group for 26 years. He resides in Calgary and has been active in raising money for local children’s charities for 14 years. Shayne’s main passion is spending as much time with his family and friends as possible.