Is your razor contributing to plastic pollution?

Facts about plastic pollution

ONE MILLION plastic bottles are bought EVERY MINUTE around the world

100 BILLION plastic bags are used by Americans every year. Tied together, they would reach around the Earth’s equator 773 times

100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.

Are you concerned about the amount of plastic that you use? Whether it be your bags that you carry your shopping home in. The coffee cups and straws. Food wrap.

But have you considered the plastic used in your razor. Do you use a plastic disposable razor or a cartridge razor that you use a few times and then throw away? Adding to the mountain of plastic waste?

The alternative – a double edge safety razor


This is a traditional razor made from metal. Like the type your granddad owned. The disposable metal blades is held in place by the head.

Advantages of using a double edge safety razor

Plastic free shaving. Around 2 billion razors are thrown away each year.

Reduce costs.

The average cost of a pack of 8 Mach 3 blades is £12.00 (£1.50 per blade) or even more for Fusion blades.

The cost of a traditional double-edge safety razor can vary but start at around £23. but The cost of blades is at least half the price of the Mach 3, so the savings soon add up.

Better, more consistent shave

Electric razors and multi-blade cartridge razors irritate the skin more than needed. Leaving razor burn, ingrown hairs and redness. Using a safety razor will reduce the skin irritation and give you a comfortable shave. This is because you are using 1 blade instead of several.

Download our guide to buying a safety razor

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