There are many ideas around for containers that are designed to be kept and reused. The practical side of this for the user is that once they have finished with the container they need to take it home, clean it and refill it at home or take it with them to the store or vending dispenser to get it refilled.
In the modern busy world people prefer the convenience of the disposable package because they don't have to bother with carrying around empty containers and cleaning them.
Portion Pod is designed to minimise this 'bother' by making a container that is as easy as possible to carry around and simple to clean. It even comes with a dishwasher rack and it is a key part of the design that all surfaces drain clean when used with the stand.
The Portion Pod is also stylish and packed with useful features so that it has value to the user who will look after it and not just throw it away.
To encourage people to use the Portion Pod in returnable, refillable models it has an RFID tag in the base that stores information that can be used to provide incentives to the conscientious user who reuses it. It could also provide trace-ability so that the 'rubbish police' could be sent after anyone who disposes of it carelessly into the environment!
The Portion Pod comes in two varieties. Firstly one for non liquids such as ketchup, butter, sandwich spreads and condiments. Secondly one for liquids such as energy drinks, fruit juice and soaps. The liquids version still opens around its waist so that it can be thoroughly cleaned inside - this is something that can't be done with a drinks bottle.