Tesco launches brilliant invention to get every little drop out of household cleaners
22 March 2017
It’s one of the great frustrations of housework – getting near the end of a bottle of cleaning fluid and not being able to squeeze out the last few drops.
But now a ground-breaking British invention called Anyway Spray is being exclusively launched by Tesco to help customers cut down on household waste in the home.
The retailer has introduced a nifty new design for all of its own label trigger spray cleaning products, which will allow customers to use every last drop of liquid in the bottle.
It is estimated that once the design is rolled out to all Tesco stores across the UK, it could save around 27,800 litres of wasted cleaning fluid* each year.
Tesco Cleaning Products buying manager Andy Blackett said:
“As every householder knows, once the liquid gets close to the bottom of the bottle, it becomes increasingly difficult to reach the final drops.
“Around 5ml of cleaning fluid is thrown away from each household cleaning trigger spray bottle. But with the Anyway Spray, this is no longer an issue.
“Even if the bottle is used sideways or upside down, it continues to work until every last drop is used up.
“We’re confident this brilliant British invention will help customers cut down on household waste and will end one of the greatest frustrations in household cleaning.”
Standard trigger spray bottles have a single hole in the end of the tube which needs to be immersed in fluid for them to work. The Anyway Spray is made from a special material** with millions of tiny holes which draw out the liquid.
Included in the Tesco Anyway Spray range will be the following products, all priced at £2:
- Tesco Leather Cleaner 500ml
- Tesco Power Hob Cleaner 500ml
- Tesco Granite and Marble Cleaner 500ml
- Tesco Stainless Steel Cleaner 500ml
- Tesco Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner 500ml
The Anyway Spray was invented by Essex-based inventor Michael Pritchard, who was awarded an MBE after creating a potentially life-saving water filtration system called the LIFESAVER Bottle that can clean dirty water of bacteria and viruses and render it drinkable within seconds.
Michael appeared on an episode of Dragon’s Den with his Anyway Spray in 2009 but even though his invention proved popular he declined the offer to launch the spray with one of the panel and only returned to developing the design early last year.
Michael Pritchard said:
“It’s great to see Anyway Spray technology hitting Tesco shelves and finally available for shoppers.
“I believe this technology will not only revolutionise the household cleaning industry, but could go on to transform any market using trigger sprays.”
Note to editors
* Based on a calculation of 5ml of cleaning fluid being thrown away
** The Anyway Spray tube means that as long as the liquid is touching any part of the tube it will pass through, so that the spray container can be operated in any orientation and will remove every last drop.