Shaving: Most of us do it. Unfortunately, billions of plastic cartridges are thrown away every year. They cannot be recycled, as the metal is embedded in plastic. So, all this plastic is burned or ends up in the environment. Luckily, zero-waste shaving is possible.
Zero-waste shaving with a safety razor
Traditional safety razors are an effective swap for plastic-free shaving. Double edge safety razors were widely used before the mass production of single-use razors. Major shaving companies, who only had profit in mind, made the traditional razor forgotten. Still, a double edge razor is now the best alternative to cartridge razors, for men and women alike.
Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
Safety razors use one single blade made from stainless steel. Thus, the safety razor blades are easily recyclable. How often the blades need to be replaced depends on shave frequency and hair type, this can vary from a few weeks to months. Safety razor blades are therefore economical.