Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Instead of frequently replacing disposable plastic razors, get a long lasting safety razor. Not only are littered plastic razors harmful to the environment, but the blades can cause serious harm to a child or an animal.
Back in the early ’90s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that America produced 2 billion disposable razors and blades. According to a more recent report by Statista, 163 million consumers in the U.S. used disposable razors in 2018. These razors are meant to be used a few times and then thrown in the garbage. They’re not easily recyclable. And if we continue buying them, companies will continue making them. Moreover, most of them are made of plastic, which means continued use of fossil fuels for a product that will probably end up in a landfill.
Safety razors are made from stainless steel so if it does ever break, it’s fully recyclable. But, the likely chance of it breaking is very unlikely. You can still find antique safety razors for sale that work from 70 years ago. They’re also extremely cost saving too because they are so durable.
So instead of using disposable plastic razors, switch to a long lasting *safety razor!
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