Smart and Safe refills Many cleaning products consist mostly of water. That is why it is a good idea both ecologically and economically to provide the active ingredients in a concentrated form. ALPLA has developed an ideal solution for this application in the form of NOW. The packaging solution consists of two elements: • A small bottle with liquid concentrate. The snap lid developed especially for it features a predetermined breaking point, yet it still seals the bottle safely. • Minimalist neck inset: the inset is inserted into the cleaner bottle and allows for an easy press through the predetermined breaking point. The neck inset remains in the neck of the bottle while the spray nozzle can be screwed back on without a problem. Sustainable on all levels Reduce: NOW is ultra-lightweight. The container weighs only 10 grams when filled with 80 millilitres, approximately half the weight of comparable competitor products for concentrates. Compared to containers for ready-to-use cleaning products, this packaging solution saves even more than 80 per cent of the material otherwise used. Thanks to the light weight and minimal size, freight expenses are also reduced by up to 90 per cent because more than 200,000 refill containers can be carried by a single truck. A lorry only has space for roughly 19,000 spray bottles in comparison. Unlike spray bottles, refill containers are also much better suited to e-commerce deliveries. Reuse: many household cleaning products sport heavy and elaborate packaging, which applies to spray bottles in particular. However, spray bottles, which release a volume of about 1.5 millilitres per pump, become rubbish after roughly 300 pumps even if they are still usable. With refill solutions for these cleaning products, spray bottles can be reused over and over again. The inset needed to press through the predetermined breaking point in the closure stays in the bottle and is reused as a result. Recycle: NOW is made 100 per cent of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The empty container is fully recyclable and can be disposed of in the recycling sack or bin. Since the refill container is attached head first onto the cleaning product bottle, the remaining contents are discharged optimally. Recycled HDPE can be used to manufacture the refill container, making a bottle-to-bottle life cycle possible.
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