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Plastic-Free July Challenge #24: Get a Safety Razor

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Lower Waster Metal Safety Razor
Image Courtesy of Ignacio F.

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!

Or, you can pluck out hair via *tweezers or *threading if you can take the pain 🩹

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Today’s Challenge:

  • Stop using disposable plastic razors and use a long lasting safety razor instead! (Or alternatively you can tweeze or thread...).

  • Share a photo and tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly to earn 1 ENTRY!

How can I win prizes?

Step 1: Follow @onepieceaday1

Step 2: Tag a friend! (optional)

Step 3: Share a photo (to your story OR your feed) of you completing each challenge for 1 ENTRY, tag @onepieceaday1, and use the hashtag #OPADPlasticFreeJuly.

Each day is a new opportunity to increase your chances. Your total entries will be counted at the end of the month and be entered into a draw to win a zero-waste prize pack. Be sure to stick around for more chances to win!

Questions? Drop them below!


Tomorrow Make your own Personal Care Products

Bath Salts and Oils

For every purchase of a new personal care item, a container will end up in the landfill or the ocean. Instead you can reuse a bottle or container for your own homemade personal care products.

There are so many products that you can make at your very own home! There are ways of DIY deodorant, hand sanitizer, makeup remover, lip balm, hand cream, body soap, lip crawl, and so much more. To make them is very simple. For example, the only ingredients you need for your DIY deodorant are: baking soda, non-gmo arrowroot powder, organic unrefined coconut oil and essential oils. Essential Oils could be grapefruit, tea tree, spruce and sweet orange! (Hansard, Homemade Deodorant that really works)

Stay tuned tomorrow for details


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