Main Street Pottery Shop Reprimands Staff for Dumping Glaze in Storm Drain

The business also stated staff members will undergo training on how to properly dispose of glaze 

By Zach Armstrong

Color Me Mine, a pottery paint shop with an outpost along Santa Monica’s Main Street, says some staff members were reprimanded after an online video showed glaze being dumped down a storm drain. 

The footage, which was met with uproar over environmental damage, shows an individual pouring a green liquid into a drain, while ‘No Dumping. This drain leads to ocean’ is clearly spelled above the drain. 

The business, whose Westside storefront is at 2525 Main St., said in a statement that the glaze was non-toxic, water-based and soluble, but that “doesn’t excuse it from being dumped in the storm drain.” It went on to say it is working with the City to pay for  and that this is the only time in 15 years of operations such an incident has occurred. 

“The City of Santa Monica is a city that prides itself on its lovely beaches and having been a part of the community for many years, we are ashamed that such a huge mistake was caused by one of our own.” said the business in a statement. 

The business also stated staff members will undergo training on how to properly dispose of glaze and that it “doesn’t expect forgiveness,” but hopes it can earn it.

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