According to a survey conducted by 1Q, consumers have mixed emotions about returning to their favorite restaurants, but there are measures restaurants could take to help ease their inhibitions. Of those surveyed, 60% said social distancing would help them feel safe, and access to hand sanitizer followed as a close second with 58%.

  As demand for hand sanitizer and other cleanliness products grows, it leaves consumers with shortages as manufacturers race to keep up with orders. According to the Wall Street Journal, “A surge in demand for soap and hand sanitizer during the pandemic has led to a global shortage of plastic pump head that dispense the products, propelling companies to redesign packaging and urge customers to reuse pumps.”

  With these shortages, how can restaurants address their patron’s concerns to ensure a safe reopening?

  Products’ Pumps, made of stainless steel and plastic, are a durable, eco-friendly alternative to one-time-use plastic pumps. We’ve dialed in the Pump’s portion to 1/8 oz to help minimize cost per dispense. A gallon (128 oz) of sanitizer can be purchased for $55. A typical plastic pump will get roughly 128 one-ounce portions of sanitizer, putting your cost at $43 per 100 dispenses.

  Investing in reusable equipment not only positively impacts our landfills, but it can help reduce a wide-spread shortage of necessary supplies while also preventing future shortages.

  Fortunately, Foam Pump Suppliers has the packaging and expertise it takes to identify the best, most cost-effective packaging solution for your needs. Check out our available packaging products online and contact us today to talk to one of our experts about your next packaging solution.