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    The article is from 2018.

    A Guide to Eco-Friendly Shaving

    You might not realize it, but humans produce A LOT of waste from their shaving routines.

    In fact, the EPA estimated that in the 1990ís we threw away about two billion disposable razors. That number has since risen to over 2 billion razors ending up in landfill each year.

    Thatís about one million pounds of plastic waste.

    It seems that multi-blade cartridge razors are the most wasteful products that we use in our bathrooms.

    What can we do to tackle this growing problem of razors in our landfills?

    Top eco-friendly bloggers such as Zero Waste Home often preach the benefits of using a non-disposable, ďlifetimeĒ razor and the reduced impact of a hard shaving soap over a shaving cream.

    Today, weíll compare the differences between plastic disposable razors and metal safety razors to see how much of an impact it can have.

    Plastic razors are known for having a much shorter life cycle than safety razors.

    In general, plastic razors contribute to a disposable, throwaway society.

    It is estimated that the average disposable razor cartridge should only be used about 6-9 times before being thrown away.

    This means that after every purchase of a disposable razor, in about 2-3 weeks, theyíll be on their way to the landfill.

    There has to be some sort of sustainable recycling program to handle all these plastic multi-blade razors being thrown away, right?
    https://getrockwell.com/blogs/journa...ic-free-razors
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    Can plastic razors be recycled like plastic containers? Then throw them in the recycle bin with the other plastic crap.

    Problem solved.
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    What about the hair? Does it ever go away? I remember reading a statistic many years ago that said, if a man never shaved once in his lifetime, his beard would be 32 feet long. Lol!
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    You Can’t Recycle Razors (Or Just Toss Them in the Trash). Here’s How To Dispose of Them Safely

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    Razors can harm the sanitation workers and animals that come into contact with them. They are also very thin, so they easily get caught in recycling equipment and cause damage
    To dispose of a razor blade:

    Wrap it in several folds of paper or between two cardboard pieces.

    Bind the paper or cardboard thoroughly with tape, so there is little chance the blades will come free.
    NOW you can put the safely wrapped blade in the regular household trash.

    Alternatively, you can buy an inexpensive blade bank or To dispose of a razor blade:

    wrap it in several folds of paper or between two cardboard pieces.

    Bind the paper or cardboard thoroughly with tape, so there is little chance the blades will come free.
    NOW you can put the safely wrapped blade in the regular household trash
    https://greenopedia.com/recycle-razor-blades/
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