DISPOSABLE: ‘INTENDED TO BE THROWN AWAY AFTER USE”. THAT’S THE PROBLEM, ISN’T IT.
The biggest shift I’ve experienced is in moving towards a buy-once-buy-better mentality. I’ve questioned the notion of ‘convenience’ in so many areas and am adamant that we cannot continue to put that ahead of sustainability. Razors feel like a classic example of this - and yet another thing where ‘progress’ has come at hefty price.
Switching to a metal safety razor has to be one of the easy wins. Over time, it saves loads of money and loads of plastic waste.
One thing, it’s really important to dispose of the blades carefully. For them to be recyclable, they must be put in a ‘blade bank’ first.
Shaving soap differs from normal soap in the way that it lathers. It needs to make a much creamier, denser foam for it to work - which is why aerosol foam cans have been such a thing.
There are lots of better options though - natural products, in sustainable packaging, made by good companies.
Norse, who offer a range of grooming products, including metal safety razors, are worth a look.
Friendly Soap is a great value choice.
Finally, Wild + Sage (pictured) who are one of my favourites for all kinds of skin and body care products. Using a shaving brush is the trick to getting a decent lather.
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