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Olive Ridley®, a subsidiary of Solara, Inc., is a supplier of premium recycled paint with a mission to bridge the gap between paint recyclers and green building. Olive Ridley® offers a recycled-content latex paint product for private companies and institutions. As the first recycled-content paint commercially available in New York State, Olive Ridley® strives to solve the problem of excess waste paint by offering a second generation, high quality paint product.   Olive Ridley® paints are created from 85% post-consumer recycled-content and are UL ECOLOGO® Certified for reduced environmental impact. Solara, Inc. is a NYS WBE Certified Small Business. 


Sarah Battaglia, founder and CEO, is an experienced environmental consultant specializing in all facets of hazardous waste, including compliance, transportation & disposal and municipal collection programs. In 2017, Battaglia launched Olive Ridley® Paints with a mission to provide businesses, organizations and individuals with premium recycled-content paint.   


Prior to establishing Olive Ridley®, Battaglia worked several years in a business development capacity for Hazman, a household hazardous waste drop-off center in Tonawanda, NY. In this role, Battaglia planned waste management events throughout Western New York and worked with a wide range of customers to create customized recycling solutions. Battaglia is a certified Architectural Coatings Technologist by the Master Painters Institute. She is also certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.


Battaglia’s current professional and business affiliations include Launch NY; Canisius Women’s Business Center; UB NYSERDA Directed Energy Program; WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable; Product Stewardship Institute; and U.S. Green Building Council.


Battaglia holds an MBA from Canisius College and a B.A. in Communication Design from SUNY Buffalo. 

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