Razors are a well-used staple that most of us have tucked away in the corners of our showers. And if you’re like me, you’re just becoming aware of the environmental implications of the disposable mainstay. The Environmental Protection Agency reported in the early ’90s that nearly 2 billion razors and refill blades get tossed out in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, this is because razor and razor cartridges are made with a mix of plastic, sharp metal, and rubber materials that aren’t recyclable.
With this piece of knowledge, I went on a hunt for eco-friendly razor alternatives and found many that are not only more gentle on the skin (single blades are easier on the skin) but keep plastic out of landfills and, subsequently, our oceans. I think that’s a win-win.