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Shaving products generate a huge amount of plastic waste every day, most of which is unlikely to ever be recycled. Not only that, but commercial shaving foams and creams also produce a great deal of waste and contain potentially damaging chemicals. By swapping disposable razors for a metal safety razor, and replacing shaving foam for a shaving bar, you'll be doing your bit whilst still having a smooth, clean shave!
What is the most environmentally friendly way to shave?
There are a number of different things you can do within your shaving routine to minimise your impact on the planet. First of all choose a natural based shaving foam or balm, preferably one that has less waste – such as a shaving bar, then opt for a stainless steel razor or safety blades so you’re not using any plastic products.
Are razor blades eco-friendly?
There are razors available that are made from sustainable materials such as stainless steel and bamboo but if you are looking for a traditional, close shave that is beneficial for the environment then safety blades are the best for a zero-waste shaving routine.
Are razors bad for the environment?
Traditional plastic razors, especially disposable razors are not easily recycled. Therefore, they tend to end up in landfill sites. This means a great deal of plastic is added to landfill from disposable razors, as well as the sharp, hazardous blades.