September 21, 2008
Reader Cari asked me if I knew anything about eco-friendly shaving. I have to say it is one thing I hadn't looked into myself because I buy razors so infrequently. I do shave frequently, the razors just seem to last a long time.
I thought it was a great idea to see what I could do to improve my shaving routine. I found a nifty razor from Recycline and think it is pretty cool. I've written about the Recycline toothbrush before, and the razor is similar in that they carefully consider the materials used to make the product as well as how they can be easily recycled when finished. Here are some cool things I like about this razor:
• the razor has "triple" blades that you can replace, enabling the handle to be used for a very long time.
• the handle design (patent pending) is one piece, reducing resources consumed in manufacturing.
• the handle design is made from 100% recycled plastics, with at least 65% from Stonyfield yogurt cups.
• the handle is also completely recyclable in communities with #5 plastic recycling, or through Recycline's postage paid mail-back program.
• the razor's packaging is a reusable travel case made from renewable wood sources.
The company obviously puts an incredible amount of thought into the products and how they can be made with as minimal impact on resources as possible. Plus, the designs are cool and fun to use - and that always makes going green a lot easier to enjoy.