Green Alternatives to Disposable Razors
In the U.S. alone, 2 billion disposable razor blades are dumped every year. They are not recycled, since disassembling them would be dangerous an unprofitable, so they make a significant contribution to our landfills’ volumes. What could we possibly use as green alternatives to disposable razors?
The safety razor was first patented in 1880 and quickly became the tool that all men shaved with. Some 50 years later the electric razor was introduced and remains extremely popular. Yet safety razors are still very much with us, being very convenient. No cords, no batteries, simple to take anywhere and the real deal: not made of plastic.
Shaving with a safety razor has other benefits as well. It reduces skin irritation, shave bumps and ingrown hairs. The main reason is that with a safety razor you only have one blade against your skin at any time.
Electric shavers are a better option, but like the electrical toothbrushes, they take energy to run. Besides, some people just don’t like using them. That is why the greenest option is to go old school with safety razors with removable double-edged blades.