Designer Wants to Make Half Empty Paint Cans Obsolete

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Little has changed about the design of the paint can since its inception in the nineteenth century. Designer Alec Machin has reimagined paint packaging, using smaller cardboard containers so people can purchase only the amount they need. The packs squeeze paint out through a one-way valve, so you can use every drop, and extra won't dry out as quickly.

Redesigning The Paint Can To Save Millions Of Gallons Of Paint That The Boring Old Design Wastes | Co.Exist

(Image credits: Alec Machin)

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