In Case Of Emergency Cut Toothpaste!

I thought I was being a miser, but in all honesty I cut open the end of my toothpaste tube to get to the last wee bit of paste. Call it conservation or being stingy but that’s what I do. So I totally identify with the Thrift Toothpaste package design and hope someone like Colagte or Crest adopt it! It will save me the trouble of hunting for scissors…I’ll just tear open the rear end!

Designer: GUO Lili

71 Comments

  • a3trion says:

    yup, been doing that. you just made it easier. nice!

  • a3trion says:

    yup, been doing that. you just made it easier. nice!

  • Niponic says:

    The next step is a toilet paper that can be used both sides.

  • Niponic says:

    The next step is a toilet paper that can be used both sides.

  • dror says:

    great idea and nice solution.
    design is weak though

  • dror says:

    great idea and nice solution.
    design is weak though

  • half-baked idea at best, here's why:
    -Tubes will be prone to shipping damage
    -Not a child friendly design, (squeezing out all the past is already a popular toddler pastime, now they can get it all out at once)
    -Wouldn't scissors suffice and in fact be more effective in opening the entire tube if one were to be that frugal?

    It's just creating a solution where no problem exist,.sorry to be harsh but I feel it's fair criticism.

    • Gaetan Kerck says:

      Yeah,
      isn't it just easier to roll up the tube? With a bit of practice you don't lose that much.
      Solving the ketchup bottle problem (in an industrialised way) would make a higher challange.

  • half-baked idea at best, here's why:
    -Tubes will be prone to shipping damage
    -Not a child friendly design, (squeezing out all the past is already a popular toddler pastime, now they can get it all out at once)
    -Wouldn't scissors suffice and in fact be more effective in opening the entire tube if one were to be that frugal?

    It's just creating a solution where no problem exist,.sorry to be harsh but I feel it's fair criticism.

    • Gaetan Kerck says:

      Yeah,
      isn't it just easier to roll up the tube? With a bit of practice you don't lose that much.
      Solving the ketchup bottle problem (in an industrialised way) would make a higher challange.

  • editor says:

    colgate*

  • editor says:

    colgate*

  • Josue Hernandez says:

    Actually you can unroll the last part of the tube in order to open it… ¬¬ At least you can use it in that way in latinamerica… 🙂

  • Josue Hernandez says:

    Actually you can unroll the last part of the tube in order to open it… ¬¬ At least you can use it in that way in latinamerica… 🙂

  • think_about_it says:

    sry to say but i finda lot of ''wacko'' design on yanko!
    a lot seems not to be even thought about, that toothpaste thingy is no good
    never pressed your toothpaste tube on the side of the counter? works the same

  • think_about_it says:

    sry to say but i finda lot of ''wacko'' design on yanko!
    a lot seems not to be even thought about, that toothpaste thingy is no good
    never pressed your toothpaste tube on the side of the counter? works the same

  • Alexis says:

    umm me and my mother have been doing this since …Ever?
    1st. I wouldn't suggest you do that on a brand new toothpaste. It will just dry out and
    2nd. As soon as u notice that it is almost "done" and nothing comes out from the tube no more, then you cut it with scissors to get the last bit.
    No waste there 😉 but this? waste the whole thing…..

    • kilgrim says:

      …it's for when all the toothpaste is gone, not to open it right away..hence the whole point of the design.

  • Alexis says:

    umm me and my mother have been doing this since …Ever?
    1st. I wouldn't suggest you do that on a brand new toothpaste. It will just dry out and
    2nd. As soon as u notice that it is almost “done” and nothing comes out from the tube no more, then you cut it with scissors to get the last bit.
    No waste there 😉 but this? waste the whole thing…..

    • kilgrim says:

      …it's for when all the toothpaste is gone, not to open it right away..hence the whole point of the design.

  • Hollie says:

    Pay attention to the typography. I keep reading Fungal instead of Frugal. 😉
    Interesting concept but your mock-ups need a little design work…

  • Hollie says:

    Pay attention to the typography. I keep reading Fungal instead of Frugal. 😉
    Interesting concept but your mock-ups need a little design work…

  • Jonnie Boi says:

    I don't know why nobody understands that you would rip the end of the toothpaste off when you've already used up as much as you can. This is simply an easier way to get it open without finding scissors. The "frugal" part is finding more toothpaste rather than opening up a brand new tube.

  • Jonnie Boi says:

    I don't know why nobody understands that you would rip the end of the toothpaste off when you've already used up as much as you can. This is simply an easier way to get it open without finding scissors. The “frugal” part is finding more toothpaste rather than opening up a brand new tube.

  • anand says:

    we now this idea last 40 years aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • anand says:

    we now this idea last 40 years aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • zarboki says:

    This would make the packaging more expensive to make and to fill. Actually, probably quite a lot. at the moment there is nothing to stop the unfilled tube coming off the die, with this (presuming that the notch is not just a hole for paste to come out) you would have to have the die in a few parts, which is more expensive to make and takes longer to do (costing more). You would also have a smaller opening to fill from. Increased costs will be passed on to the consumer. Therefore: not frugal.

  • zarboki says:

    This would make the packaging more expensive to make and to fill. Actually, probably quite a lot. at the moment there is nothing to stop the unfilled tube coming off the die, with this (presuming that the notch is not just a hole for paste to come out) you would have to have the die in a few parts, which is more expensive to make and takes longer to do (costing more). You would also have a smaller opening to fill from. Increased costs will be passed on to the consumer. Therefore: not frugal.

  • Kil says:

    While it's a good idea, no big companies would ever adopt it. They thrive on knowing that you don't even use all of what you bought for, so you just have to go and buy more toothpaste.It won't make them anymore money, and they don't really care about saving yours.

  • Kil says:

    While it's a good idea, no big companies would ever adopt it. They thrive on knowing that you don't even use all of what you bought for, so you just have to go and buy more toothpaste.It won't make them anymore money, and they don't really care about saving yours.

  • DaveH says:

    Way overly cynical Kil. What do they care if you use two brushes more of a product you are getting anyway? If they thought for a moment they would sell more tubes in the first place because of this feature, they wouldn't hesitate. How often do you see any kind of product with 10% MORE! on it? Same concept, except they don't have to actually give you anything more. I think production chages to make the tubes this way is a more likely issue.

  • DaveH says:

    Way overly cynical Kil. What do they care if you use two brushes more of a product you are getting anyway? If they thought for a moment they would sell more tubes in the first place because of this feature, they wouldn't hesitate. How often do you see any kind of product with 10% MORE! on it? Same concept, except they don't have to actually give you anything more. I think production chages to make the tubes this way is a more likely issue.

  • colleen says:

    To bad no commercial toothpastes will be caught dead doing that because their main objective is to make people keep buying more bottles, not use every last bit of them -__- *sighs**

  • colleen says:

    To bad no commercial toothpastes will be caught dead doing that because their main objective is to make people keep buying more bottles, not use every last bit of them -__- *sighs**

  • </3 says:

    if only wrists were that easy…. fml. :,(

  • Alex says:

    Strikes me as something that would end up ripping off before you want it to. And I know that part of industrial design is finding better ways to do things, but somebody invented the toothpaste key years ago and so far nobody has come up with a more effective solution than that yet.

  • Jamie says:

    I cut mine too to get the last drop. But then it gets dry so fast. What they should is make it resealable.

  • Jamie says:

    I cut mine too to get the last drop. But then it gets dry so fast. What they should is make it resealable.

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