Safety Razor Review

Safety Razor

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.