Shake ‘n’ Store: Save money and minimise food waste

Shake ‘n’ Store

Food waste is a big problem in the UK and accounts for around £700 of wasted food per year for the average British household. Bristol tech company Omni Digital spotted an opportunity to solve the problem of wasting half finished cans of food and keeping track of their dates with their unique product inspired by the humble cocktail shaker. When you have taken what you want from the can, you pop the half empty can into the Shake ‘n’ Store and give it a shake. With no mess, no dirty cutlery and minimal effort the remaining food is transferred cleanly to the Shake ‘n’ Store which is put in the fridge and kept fresh for later. The vertical design accepts multiple, standard can sizes and takes up minimal space in the fridge. The patent pending lid design allows the user to set the day that the food was put in the fridge so it is instantly clear at a glance, how fresh the food is.

“We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.”

During the design process Ignitec explored numerous product concepts through sketching and CAD modelling. In addition, multiple prototyping cycles were carried out in tandem to evaluate the fit, function, usability and aesthetics of the various design iterations. Our cutting edge Objet 3D printing technology was used for its ability to produce highly accurate plastic and rubber parts to ensure a tight fit and keep food fresh. Ignitec then helped Omni to select suitable manufacturing partners from our trusted network and get the best possible manufacturing costs.


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Project Phases

Technical Innovation

3D Printing

Product manufacture


Product Design

Mechanical engineering

Cost Optimisation