I understand this is a first world problem but I am declaring plastic squeeze bottles to be my nemesis!
When did it become the norm to put food products into plastic squeeze bottles? Why? I understand plastic squeeze bottles in bathroom products like shampoo but why food? Is it the cost of the weight of glass? Are people suing companies because their ketchup bottle broke?
Trying to be environmentally conscious, it is really hard to clean out these plastic bottles for recycling. Glass bottles that also can be recycled, clean out a lot easier! The water I waste to clean under the lip of the squeeze top of these bottles makes it not very ecologically sound!
Another gripe I have about these bottles is the squeeze ability. Not having much grip strength I will be damned if I can get out what I want! If let’s just say condiments like ketchup or mustard were still available in glass jars or bottles, I could easily place a small knife into the opening and take out just the amount I want. Now I am forced with a blob usually too much or too little!
Makeup too has gone to plastic bottles. Often the price of makeup makes me want to use every bit of it. Impossible with the squeeze bottle! This is just wasteful and frustrating.
Honestly I cannot recall one incidence where I broke a jar of make up. Also I cannot recall an incidence when I broke a bottle of ketchup or mustard. Why then must I have to endure this problem?
It is not just my advancing age that lends to lack of grip strength. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands 15 years ago and although I no longer have pain, my grip strength is weak. Yes I can live with this impairment rather comfortably until I am put to test against my nemesis!
Do you have any answers why plastic squeeze bottles are so abundant? Do you have any problems with them?