On average a lady shaves once to twice a week and disposable razors last on average 6 uses. 11% of females shave every single day. And a lot of men shave every day!
Say we use one disposable razor per month – over the course of ten years, that’s 120 razors.
One of the best changes I’ve made is to a safety razor. Always try to source one made in the UK so your razor doesn’t have a huge carbon footprint before you get started.
Once you have invested in the razor, the only thing you need to buy are new blades which cost around £2 for 10. I use one blade for about 8 shaves. Each blade is double sided and when finished with can be popped into a sealed tin can and popped in your kerbside recycling. A completely plastic free, forever switch to zero waste shaving. Well apart from not shaving of course!
Save Some Green available at The Refill Station and made in the UK
Mutiny Shaving have a mix of imported and biodegradable printed razors but are based in Newport.
Mhule made in Europe available at Natural Weigh in Crickhowell