Ring pull on a bottle

ringpull on a bottle

OK, so not the finest photo in the world, but it is the innovation that is important. Problem: crown-caps on bottles require bottle openers. No bottle opener = improvisation = damaged furniture / cutlery / hand / teeth. And here’s an elegent solution, a ring-pull crown-cap. Same bottle experience only easier to access. Nice.


  1. Xuemin Guan · Friday, 13 April, 2007

    Isn’t a wine screw cap an innovation? Can’t beer be plastic bottled, or all canned? I guess the resistance may come from people prefer an old fashioned way.

  2. David Muro · Tuesday, 14 August, 2007

    Agreed, this is a great solution to the bottle opener dilemma and visually it’s still elegant.

    As far as Xuemin’s idea of going plastic, I personally don’t prefer the taste of drinks that are bottled using plastic — water, beer, soft drinks, etc. Maybe it’s psychosomatic, but I can taste the plastic leaching into the contents of my drink…

    And on a different level, plastic is an oil based product, which is a limited resource that we’re running out of and will one day be gone, so we should use it wisely. Also, when recycling plastic the quality degrades after every recycle.

    Glass, on the other hand, is infinitely recyclable and the quality doesn’t degrade when recycled (http://www.wasteonline.org.uk/resources/InformationSheets/Glass.htm). Plus everything tastes better out of it, because nothing’s leaching out of it. It leaves the flavor to the product, which is the way I like it.

    Furthermore, I’ve never heard of any ill effects for consuming things out of glass, though I have heard (though you should check for yourself) that aluminum has been loosely linked with Alzheimer’s in some usages of Aluminum. And read this article on Plastic bottles…)http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/yummy-chemicals.html)

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