A PAIR of Brighton graduates have designed an innovative hand sanitising gadget.

The portable Soapstone dispenser, made from recyclable aluminium, is refillable and means people no longer have to buy small plastic bottles of hand gel.

The bullet-like device can be clipped to a belt or stashed in a pocket.

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University of Brighton graduates Pete Barr and Eli Heath have already brought the the first batch of Soapstones to market after smashing their £2,400 Kickstarter fundraising target in a matter of hours.

The pair graduated with Product Design with Professional Experience BSc(Hons) degrees in 2018.

Eli said: “We are tired of ugly, boring and unsustainable ways of sanitising hands and came up with a durable, refillable and compact product.”

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Pete said: “Avoiding the use of the usual small plastic bottle dispensers means people are not contributing to the billions of tons of plastic waste being sent to landfill sites.

“Soapstone is manufactured in the UK from 100 per cent recyclable aluminium and it is designed to last a lifetime.

“We have to keep fighting Covid-19 and this means constantly sanitising hands – Soapstone is a much more sustainable way of doing so.”

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