Coating shops are under increasing pressure by stringent legislation to demonstrate sound environmental performance. This paper describes how one can combine the environmental requirements according to ISO 14000 with existing Quality Management Systems according to ISO 9000. The Environmental Management System requires that a company establishes and maintains an environmental policy with a strong commitment to continual improvement and prevention of pollution. The company has to establish environmental targets with a timeframe by which they are to be achieved. In this paper, some practical aspects of prevention of pollution by using new processes, practices and materials will be described. Some important aspects like recycling of waste from dust collectors or sand blasting units will be discussed.