M&H Plastics selected by U.K.'s Pukka Ayurveda skincare to supply a range of five 50-ml PE tubes made from 80% PCR material to package Pukka's eco-friendly skin care line

SUFFOLK, England , July 12, 2012 (press release) – Naturally active organic skincare in PCR tubes

Formulated by master herbalist Sebastian Pole, Pukka Ayurveda is an exciting collection of new naturally active organic skincare containing super concentrated plant extracts that are sourced, without the aid of chemical solvents, sustainably harvested oils, butters, juices and herbs. 

The range includes cleansing and toning, moisturising and specialist treatments made from organically certified (92.6% - 100%) and naturally active ingredients based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of living wisely. The unique formulations are free from parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and colours, and the rich concentrated ingredients reach deep down into the skin’s tissue for the ultimate rejuvenating effect.

In order to reflect the exacting ethical standards of the ingredients Pukka Ayurveda skincare sought a company that could meet the challenge of manufacturing eco-friendly packaging and selected M&H to supply a range of five tubes manufactured from 80% PCR (post-consumer recycled material). M&H manufactured the 50ml Polyethylene tubes which were then decorated with the distinctive Pukka logo alongside ancient Indian inspired graphics printed in silver.

M&H has made significant investments in its tubes business over the past 18 months and can now manufacture and decorate a million tubes a week.

M&H Plastics is one of the premier suppliers of plastic components and manufactures bottles, jars, flexible tubes and closures for many end users including personal care, pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutrition. The company offers over 1200 standard products and an innovation-led philosophy sees over 100 new standards being released each year.

A full custom-moulding service is available for exclusive designs Virtually everything is conducted in-house, on site – from concept design, through toolmaking, production, artwork and decoration. M&H prides itself on flexibility and customer service providing a truly total packaging solution from concept to completion.

About Pukka Herbs

Founded in 2002 by Sebastian Pole and Tim Westwell based on their mutual passion for natural health and wellbeing and the principles of Ayurveda (Indian ancient art of living wisely), Pukka has grown into an international success story, employing 50 people in the UK and is sold in around 40 countries across the globe including the United States and throughout Europe.

Over the last decade, Pukka Herbs has used only the finest, medicinal grade organic herbs to optimise health and wellbeing. One of only a handful of totally organic businesses (certified by the Soil Association) Pukka inspires and educates people to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Their portfolio includes 25 premium herbal teas, a collection of skincare (11 products) and over 75 food supplements.

Everything that Pukka produces is inspired by Ayurveda- this ancient Indian wisdom empowers us to look after our health in harmony with nature and, as a result, all products have a functional benefit that is drawn from the high quality herbs and their essential oils used in each blend. Everything Pukka is organic and free from synthetic flavour, colour and preservatives.

As an ethical business, Pukka strives to be responsible for its actions. Their commitment to the environment ensures that they plant over 20 million plants and trees every year and invest in renewable energy, sustainable projects and reforestation programmes. Pukka works with farmers on long term regeneration projects and uses FSC certified and recyclable materials for marketing literature and product packaging.

Pukka Herbs now sells a wide range of herbal remedies, bio nutrients, healthy oils and food supplements as well as 25 varieties of tea’. A selection of the teas are stocked by Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and other leading retailers and independent health stores, while the complete range is available online at www.pukkaherbs.com.

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