Razors​

Disposable vs Safety

Disposable

  • In the UK we throw away millions of razors each year and the EPA estimates that in the USA, 2 billion razors are thrown away annually.
  • The average lifespan for a razor is around 2-3 weeks before they re sent on their way to a landfill (or ocean).
  • It is estimated that the plastic in razors can live up to 1000 years in a landfill or ocean before breaking down to leave behind micro plastics.

Safety

  • Unlike disposable razors, safety razors are designed to last a lifetime.
  • They give a closer shave which actually lasts longer and means less shaving!
  • After the initial investment in the razor, the blades actually work out a lot cheaper meaning it’s easier on your wallet too!
  • Safety blades are made from stainless steel which is recyclable (check your local recycling rules as some areas require that they are put into a container for safety reasons!)