wasteful pump dispensers
I finally bought a pump soap dispenser like I wanted. It's got a big capacity, and it sturdy and strong. But I've discovered that when you push down on the nozzle top, the thing squirts out a whole ton of soap!
I don't need that much soap at a time--almost no one does. I've realized that nearly every pump dispenser in my home--from the shampoo bottle to the little hand-soap dispensers--squirts out more than one needs.
W/ the manufacturer-supplied ones it makes sense; they want you to use it up faster.
I could thin all the soaps out, but frankly when they get too thin, then they don't cling, and you waste them that way (plus they're annoying)
So I'm working on teaching everyone to use a half-pump.
I see an opportunity for a new product, don't you? "The Frugal Pump"