The cosmetics industry manufactures its products in disposable packaging and generates tonnes of garbage. We use over 800 shampoo bottles in our entire life. There is no such alternative to reusing a shampoo bottle rather than throwing it away after only one use.
If you’re purchasing home care items like shampoo, soap, and lotion in large quantities, a reusable bottle could be an environmentally friendly purchase. Refillable bottles are an ecologically sustainable choice for those who prefer zero waste living.
In addition to shampoo or soap, refillable bottles can be used to fill personal care items such as essential oils, body lotion, makeup removers. Also, they can be used to fill food items such as coffee creamers, salad dressings, olive oil. If you’re looking for durability, excellent quality, and a uniquely designed option, we’ve brought the best refillable shampoo bottle for you. Read on to see why our refillable shampoo bottle is best suited to your domestic purposes.
The most Eco-Friendly Refillable Shampoo Bottle
Nature does not know any waste. This is the inspiration behind the distinctive design of Nepenthes. Styled as a tropical plant of the same title, the refillable bathroom bottle has a curvy design, so it’s cap-less and hangable.
Nepenthes saves 20 one-time bottles and is 100% reusable. It is made of 50 per cent bio-based content and is climate-neutral. Also, it is a local product from Germany. Fill the bottle with your preferred shampoo, body lotion or shower gel and enjoy a more sustainable shower time.
Disadvantages of using disposable plastic bottles
From life-saving appliances to personal care products, plastic bottles show up everywhere you look. It’s not a surprise that one of the most used packaging formats in the personal care sector is plastic bottles. We can see them containing products such as shampoo, shower gels, lotions, creams.
The main drawback of plastic shampoo bottles is that so many of them end up in landfills rather than being reused—it takes centuries for plastic shampoo bottles to biodegrade. In addition, the process of degradation emits pollutants into the atmosphere.
You might be wondering why don’t we reuse these disposable plastic bottles? You may not realise that those bottles are not ideal for a refill. Some of the materials used for manufacturing those bottles are hazardous to human health.
Their design is not made for easy refilling; they have a very small bottleneck, making it very difficult to pour new material inside. Many plastic shampoo bottles are not safe for hot liquids or dishwashers, or microwave ovens.
Disadvantages of using glass shampoo bottles
You can also find refillable bottles made with glass. They are 100% reusable and do not lose any of their natural properties during reuse and recycling. However, they still have some drawbacks.
The manufacturing process of glass bottles is very costly because it requires a lot of energy. The distribution is also expensive due to its weight and the subsequent costs of shipping. Also, there is a possibility of breakage, which can lead to injuries to those who are using.
Benefits of using Nepenthes
Our refillable shampoo bottles are 100% reusable and recyclable without causing any damages to humans or planets’ health. Also, you can use them for many different purposes—fill with body lotions, shampoo, soap, or other household products.
Made out of natural materials, our reusable shampoo bottles do much less harm to ourselves, other living beings, and the environment. Our reusable shampoo bottles are made of bio-based materials and are easily degradable, helping reduce plastic garbage.
They are made with 100% recyclable plastic. So when you get tired of reusing it (you can dispose of it in your household recycling bin). This will ensure the material will be recovered and reused to make new products. The recycling process of plastics has much lesser energy requirements as compared to glass recycling.
As an added bonus, our refillable shampoo bottles are available at affordable market prices—an easy and accessible way to stay eco-friendly.
How to refill and use Nepenthes?
We ensured to make using Nepenthes the easiest and straightforward. Turn the bottle upside down, open by unscrewing the cap from the bottle’s body, and fill the bottle with your chosen content. Please ensure that you refill to a maximum of one finger’s width from the base’s rim so that you don’t create too much pressure within it. When closing the locking cap, turn it until you feel a slight resistance. For an optimal flow, refill your Nepenthes when 3/4 of the content is gone.
Nepenthes is perfect for shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, liquid soaps and other skin and haircare liquids. You can also use a powder shampoo that you can blend with water beforehand. You can also buy bulk containers such as 5-litre cans of washing gel, shower shampoo, shower gel. This doesn’t only allow you to buy products at cheaper rates, but also produce less waste.
The “filled with” field on the bottom invites you to get creative and makes Nepenthes genuinely unique—you can write to remember what you have refilled the bottle with.
Once you’ve refilled the bottle, you can easily dispense the liquid by squeezing it. The liquid will come out from the small opening at the neck area. After use, hang the bottle from a hook in your bathroom.
Marilu is an award-winning designer, actively working in the circular economy field. She consults on sustainable product strategy and she designs innovative packaging solutions. Her experience combines a creative approach with the technical experience of packaging manufacturing and plastic recycling.
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