I am an activist and social entrepreneur, setting up Unpackaged in 2006, having worked in the private, public & NGO sector. With nearly a decade promoting Unpackaged and refilling in retail, I am a proud Zero Waster with a vision of how the world could look if we implemented reusables throughout society.
Thanks for your comment - although not sure it's meant for us, more for the organisers?! I've been really interested to see all the refill ideas in this space - I've been working on refills in retail for 10 years and to see so many people now innovating in the space is brilliant. I'm equally interested to see if the competition organisers think that any of us can work together to collaborate and improve our ideas!
Thanks Michael - the reason for the pump was to enable dosing i.e. one pump = one dose = one sachet's worth of product. This would enable the seller to sell a set amount without needing great literacy/ numeracy skills (although never underestimate women's ability to manage numbers/ household budgets without a formal education!!). If it was just a spout for refilling then it would need another way to quantify how much was being sold which could be more complicated?
The zipper sandwich bag is an interesting container suggestion but I can forsee some issues: 1) its hard to clean out (corners at the bottom/ zip mechanism getting clogged up with product?) and 2) its hard to dispense from (i.e. person in a shower) without potential product wastage/ too much coming out at once etc. BUT these are all things for the research & prototyping phase!
Thanks again for taking the time to comment, it's all great food for thought...