Some may remember this thread from last year:
A survey about littering/biodegradeablility etc.
Stoner - Member
as an inexpensive design adaptation to existing gel packs Id like to see the fused section and rip starter arranged so that you can tear the pack open to get to the gel, but the tear stops before the top is ripped off, so that it remains attached to the pack itself.
It wont stop people dropping the packs, but would stop people littering the tops.
and someone mentioned Clif had a patent on the "litter leash" design and prevented others using the idea.
Strangley enough we just taken delivery of a new box of Torq gels and....
With a rather heroic motif: "British Manufacture Innovation"
Another innovation that we’re currently rolling out across our entire gel range is the new ‘litter-free tip’ and the Raspberry Ripple gel is launching this concept. The way it works is that as the tip of the gel is torn off, a small strand of packaging keeps the tip attached to the main gel pack. This isn’t a litter solution, because it’s the users’ social responsibility to dispose of the packaging properly after use, but even the most well-meaning individual can lose a gel tip every now and then whilst on the move and this certainly nips that problem in the bud.
Big thumbs up from me. Mrs Stoner testing them out on the Malvern Views Sportive this morning.