RAZORS RAZORS EVERYWHERE!!
Ive been shaving since I was about 13 years old, and I’ve used my fair share of blades. Disposable, ones with 2 blades, 3 blades, 5 blades – all of them with the ability to serve a crappy shave, and charge me for the privilege.
It was whilst considering my plastic foot print that I realised I go through about 2 blades a week, and dispose of these un-recyclable blades straight into the trash.
This equates to over 100 blades a year… none of which could be recycled. Over the lifetime so far, I have used over 2500 blades and razors which can’t be broken down into parts for recycling easily.
I remember as a child watching my granddad use a wonderful razor blade, a shaving brush and a shaving soap, and never ever using a disposable blade. So I decided to take the plunge and purchase my first safety razor blade handle and blades.
This has to have been the most daunting purchase of my life. I was about to move away from using multi blade, disposable blades, to a new, single blade heavy weight razor which I would have to put together by myself each time I needed a new blade..
So here are my findings, and what I think all men (and women) need to do in order to break free of the gimmick of disposable blades.