The company has a number of products which use recycled and reprocessed material including bottles and jars, but this is the first time it has used reclaimed content for tubes.
Recycled HDPE and PET are used for the bottles and jars, whereas the tubes are formed out of reclaimed PE (polyethylene), company spokesperson Vicki John explained.
The body of the tube has been formed out of 50 per cent PCR material and the shoulder 100 per cent.
John explained that this new product was developed in response to a customer’s demand for 50 per cent PCR, but she explained 100 per cent reclaimed material could also be used.
“We see no reason why we can’t make out of 100 per cent PCR - there are no known constraints,” she told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com.
According to M&H Plastics, using post consumer regrind material helps to meet the increasing demand for environmentally friendly products.
“PCR plastic conserves energy and non-renewable resources as recycling replaces the need for primary extraction and the manufacturer of new plastic,” said the company in a statement.
“Giving plastic a new life helps to reduce environmental impact and supports our customers in their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.”