Day 28 - Safety Razor Review

Image: etsy.com

Image: etsy.com

In the zero waste world, one of the most talked about items is the safety razor.  DIY toothpaste, bamboo toothbrushes, and safety razors are probably the go-to swaps for their disposable counterparts.  So I jumped on the bandwagon and bought one.  

It was a little scary at first, I won't lie.  Unscrewing the top flap and slotting in a double edged, sharp as crap razor blade into this antiquated looking tool, I wondered if I was about to tear my legs to shreds.  It's much heavier in your hands than the disposable you're used to, and can feel a little unwieldy at first.  But I would argue that the shave is actually better, closer.  I've had to shave less frequently since I started using it, and I've yet to cut myself (knock on wood).  

I got one for Mat too, and he agreed that it's a little awkward at first, but so far the results are pretty good.  

So what do you do with the blades after they've dulled?  Buy a blade bank to keep them in, like this one, and then take them to your local recycling center when it's full.  You can also make your own out of a soup can like this one (though I'd skip the spray-painting part) and recycle it along with your other metals.  

No more plastic in a landfill, and no recycling workers getting their hands cut to shreds.