It's a little absurd that it's the 21st century, and we're still filling nearly-empty shampoo bottles with water and shaking them.
We looked at some design solutions to fully evacuate a bottle's contents here. An addition to this series is the helpful Zero Waste Cap:
Of course, we wouldn't need third-party objects like this if the original manufacturers would actually consider how their products are used.
What makes you think manufacturers are inclined to find a solution? If 70% of users discard the bottle with 5-10% of product inside, they will need to replace the bottle sooner.
Believing that the manufacturers of these products do not consider how they are used is extremely naive, bordering on ignorant. I obviously can't speak for all FMCG companies but the company I work for consider the end user experience heavily throughout the product development process as well as the environmental impact of any packaging & product decisions that we make.
I agree that the pump is a better solution, but they stated in the video that this cap was to be installed once the pump no longer worked.
Yes, it is naive to think this product will solve the problem. For me, I have always tackle the problem by simply inverting the bottle on a drinking glass. Some lotion will settle at the cap, but thicker ones will never drip to the cap. The thicker lotions (48hr/winter/extra dry/dryness cure, etc.) act more like cream. You have to swing it to force it out by centripetal force. In that case, this cap will be useless.
Problem solved: https://www.cerave.com/our-products/moisturizers/moisturizing-cream
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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