FAQ – Watercolour: Sustainability


Q- Is the company committed to minimizing chemical additives in its products?

Answer: MH is committed to producing high-quality watercolour paints with a focus on using only the essential ingredients necessary for creating watercolour paint. Our goal is to provide paints that maintain their quality and performance without the need for unnecessary additives.

MH does not employ fillers or superfluous ingredients that may compromise the pigment content or dilute the quality of our paints. We are dedicated to ensuring that our watercolour paints are composed of the essential components needed to deliver exceptional colour and performance, without compromising on our commitment to quality.

By adhering to these principles, MH aims to provide artists with watercolour paints that are pure, reliable, and free from unnecessary chemical additives.

Question: What is the recommended method for storing MH watercolour tubes to extend their shelf life?

Answer: To prolong the shelf life of MH watercolour tubes, it is recommended to store them in a cool and dry location. This helps maintain the integrity and quality of the paints over time. Additionally, it is advised to store the tubes with their caps facing upwards. Storing them in this manner helps prevent any potential leakage or drying out of the paint.

By following these storage guidelines, artists can ensure that their MH watercolour tubes remain in optimal condition for an extended period, allowing them to continue enjoying the paints’ vibrant colours and smooth application.

Question: Is it possible to recycle empty paint tubes from MH? Does MH have a recycling program in place, either independently or in partnership with shops or organizations, particularly within the UK, to promote sustainable disposal of their packaging?

Answer: MH is committed to promoting sustainable practices, including the proper disposal and recycling of packaging materials. We have implemented our own recycling program within our colour mill for the recycling of empty paint tubes. Artists can return their empty MH paint tubes through this program to support the recycling efforts.

Additionally, many art stores have their own recycling programs in place, and we encourage artists to inquire about these programs and participate accordingly. They may accept empty paint tubes for recycling, including those from MH.

Furthermore, the recycling of aluminium is becoming more widely available in various towns and cities. We recommend artists check with local stores or their local municipal recycling programs to determine if aluminium recycling options are available in their area.

By participating in recycling programs and exploring local recycling options, artists can contribute to sustainable practices and help ensure the proper disposal and recycling of MH paint tube packaging.

Question: Does MH have any plans or initiatives to minimize their environmental impact, such as incorporating eco-friendly packaging materials?

Answer: MH is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint and has implemented several initiatives to achieve this goal. As a leader in the industry, MH has been actively involved in recycling for over 10 years. Recycling is an integral part of our operations, encompassing both incoming materials and byproducts generated during the manufacturing process.

In terms of packaging materials, MH is committed to using eco-friendly options. Our card and plastic packaging materials are either made from recycled materials or are recyclable themselves. This ensures that our packaging has a reduced impact on the environment and can be recycled after use.

By incorporating recycled materials in our packaging and promoting recycling practices within our operations, MH strives to minimize its environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Question: Does MH utilize recycled materials in their packaging and production processes?

Answer: Yes, MH is committed to incorporating recycled materials in both its packaging and production processes. We prioritize the use of recycled materials to minimize our environmental impact and promote sustainability.

In our packaging, we utilize recycled card and recycled plastic materials. This ensures that our packaging is made from materials that have been given a new life, reducing the need for virgin materials and minimizing waste.

Furthermore, in our production processes, we also utilize recycled materials. This allows us to make efficient use of resources and contribute to a circular economy by giving new life to materials that would otherwise go to waste.

By incorporating recycled materials in our packaging and production, MH actively supports environmental conservation and strives to create products that have a reduced impact on the planet.

Question: Does MH ensure that its supply chain, from pigments to the final product, aligns with its sustainability goals?

Answer: Absolutely. MH is committed to ensuring that its entire supply chain, from pigments to the final product, aligns with its sustainability goals. We have implemented a continuous improvement program that focuses on evaluating and enhancing our manufacturing process to meet our sustainability objectives.

This program ensures that we monitor and assess each stage of our supply chain to identify areas where we can improve sustainability practices. We strive to source pigments and raw materials from suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.

By implementing this ongoing program, MH actively works towards minimizing the environmental impact and promoting sustainability throughout our supply chain. We remain dedicated to identifying opportunities for improvement and taking action to align our operations with our sustainability goals.