Sustainably dosed to protect the environment

Why using more doesn't always help more

Almost everyone knows the situation: when the aim is to clean, preserve, enhance or otherwise alter or process something, most people assume per se that a satisfactory result can only be achieved by using plenty of the active substance, the paint or the detergent. True to the motto: “the more, the better”. Doing the washing is a practical example of this. Can any housewife or househusband honestly claim that they have always stuck to or used even less than the amount of detergent recommended on the package? That’s where the relevant recommended amount of detergent to use can be found which depends on the hardness of the water, the degree of soiling and the amount of dirty washing in the machine. Despite this, in practically every household, an extra cap- or spoonful is put into the washing machine. It will do no harm and is sure to make the washing even cleaner and more fragrant. Even though this is comprehensible to a certain extent, it is fundamentally wrong. It is clear that too little detergent can, above all, result in stubborn stains not being removed from in the laundry. Besides this, with hard water in particular, the lime is not optimally neutralised, thus leading to poorer washing results and even causing damage to the laundry and the washing machine. But when time is tight, visual judgment is relied on and the exact quantity needed is only hit on by chance, if at all. In many cases, an extra dash of the substance is added – after all, it can’t do any harm.

The right dosage - too Little doesn't help, but neither does too much

On the other hand, though, too much detergent is not good for either the laundry or the washing machine. Detergent residues on clothing are unsightly and can cause damage to the washing machine. In addition, incorrect dosing can lead to unintentional changes in the product properties. Despite the fact that modern appliances can detect whether too much detergent has been used and too much foam is generated, the extra rinsing cycle that is then triggered means additional water consumption, so it has a negative impact on the environment and the housekeeping budget. And speaking of the environment: in Germany alone, 165,000 tonnes of detergents are wasted every year as a result of overdosage. That is the weight of, say, about 115,000 VW Golf cars - an incredible amount, which is not only pointless, but also causes unnecessary environmental pollution. But even if one does want to comply with the recommended dosages and has enough time and/or patience to measure out the correct amount, this is hardly ever easily feasible, especially with liquid washing and cleaning detergents. Anyone who has tried, in a dimly lit cellar or utility room, to fill washing detergent or fabric softener into the usual dosing aids knows that this is anything but an easy undertaking. Quite apart from the fact that a steady hand is essential, the scale in the closures or the separate measuring spoons or dosing balls is not really any use because they are usually very difficult to see.

The conflict when dosing

Even younger people with perfect eyesight can only see the faint lines and figures by turning and peering until they have found the ideal light conditions. And, even with a steady hand, it is still easy to go beyond the relevant line on the scale. At some stage, you give up and tip the already measured quantity into the washing machine. And, needless to say, such problems do not improve with increasing age. Not only does the eyesight often deteriorate, but also one’s strength, making exact dosing even more difficult. Added to this is the problem of unscrewing a dosing cap which, in many cases, is also the bottle closure. The older we get, the more we are grateful for any closure that doesn’t need to be screwed on and off, one that can be opened with a light flick of the fingers. The objective is therefore to find a dosing aid which measures the required amount easily and precisely and is at the same time simple for elderly people to use. And just such a solution is available at MENSHEN. The “one2dose” dosing system unites these two great advantages and benefits in one closure. It enables the absolutely accurate and clean dosage of a wide variety of contents, no matter whether they are liquids, powders or granules. The system is ideal for all the usual forms of cleaning, washing and care agents available on the market. Over- or underdosage is a thing of the past. Even intentionally incorrect dosing is very awkward to accomplish.

One-handed dosing - in many Areas

The prime advantage over conventional dosing systems is that one2dose functions with just one hand. Opening the flip-top and the dosing process itself are both possible with one hand. This means ease of use, even with a laundry basket under your arm. Because one2dose measures the amount of substance automatically, it is no longer necessary to read off the filling level; the user can rely fully – and practically without looking – on the required amount of substance being correctly dosed. A great help, especially in dimly-lit surroundings. Just how this dosing system works is hard to put into words. But take a look at the YouTube video, accessible at the following link:

It goes without saying that the MENSHEN one2dose system is not only for use with washing and cleaning detergents. The use of one2dose is conceivable wherever liquids, powders or granules need to be dosed. Practical applications include:

  • Washing detergents (in liquid, gel, powder or granule form)
  • Fabric conditioners
  • Washing-up liquids
  • Fertilisers
  • Household cleaners
  • Diverse cleaning agents
  • The food and beverage industry (instant coffee, cocoa powder, baby formula)

one2dose: Another example of the innovative spirit at MENSHEN.

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