Available in: Germany; Delivery time: approx. 2-4 working days
Nepenthes is a refillable bottle for personal care products such as shampoo and shower gels. Unscrew the bottom of the bottle and fill it with a refill bag, canister or at a refill station. Dispense the contents from the top by first pulling the lid outwards and then squeezing the bottle at a slight angle. Finally, hang it in your shower to clear the messy clutter in your bathroom!
Not only is Nepenthes reusable, it is also made from bio-based material, carbon neutral, 100% recyclable and Made in Germany.
We developed Nepenthes as an alternative to disposable bottles for personal care products, such as shampoo and shower gel. Its design, inspired by the tropical pitcher plant of the same name, is new and inspires a new vision of packaging as a beloved, valuable product.
Nepenthes is ideal for shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, liquid soaps and other liquid substances for hair and body care. You can also use powder shampoo, which you can mix with water beforehand. The material Nepenthes is made of is also food safe and suitable for common washing and cleaning substances.
The best products for filling are care products from refill bags, canisters and other containers, dispensers and refill stations in the zero-waste store. You can get them in more and more shops or online. You can find a list of suppliers on our "How it works" page.
Reusable & refillable: Each one of us uses about 800 shampoo bottles in a lifetime. Most of them are thrown away after just one use and are then not recycled or not properly recycled.
Nepenthes is designed to be easy to refill over and over again, easy to clean and ready for the next shampoo or shower gel, your favourite hand soap, or the latest conditioner. Buying Nepenthes once and living the zero-waste lifestyle is easiest when you make sure to choose sustainable refill options. Refill packs, for example, save 60% of plastic, and refill stations at zero-waste stores save even more plastic.
Recyclable: Only 40% of all packaging is recycled. Bottles are the biggest problem in the cosmetics and personal care industry, as the most common containers with high growth rates. When they are recycled, it is often only incompletely, because a normal bottle for shower gel consists of up to three types of plastic. It is difficult to separate them in the recycling process; moreover, separation is expensive. The small cap in particular often ends up in landfills or in the oceans because it is too small for detection.
Nepenthes is made of one material in two different forms (HDPE / LDPE). It can be easily disposed of in the recycling bin, preferably with the lid and bottle body separated. The material can be 100% separated and reprocessed during recycling. There is no small lid or other small parts that escape the recycling process.
Locally produced & simplified manufacturing: Normal bottles for shower gel or shampoo are produced in up to three different processes, often in China.
Nepenthes is produced in just one process, saving emissions and transpor. It is locally produced in Germany.
Climate neutral & socially committed: All CO2 emissions from manufacturing, packaging and transport are offset so that Nepenthes leaves no CO2 footprint. A part of the proceeds goes to an aid project in Uganda, for clean drinking water.