Traditional shaving is an excellent way of reducing your plastic waste. Here we explain the benefits of the different shaving products available.
Modern cartridge razors use a lot of plastic in their construction. We measured over 100g of plastic in 10 replacement blades for a Gillette Fusion razor. Double edge razor blades contain no plastic at all. The cartidge razor itself is also constructed from a large amount of plastic wheras a safety razor is typically metal.
Most safety razors come packaged in a card box with a small plastic window. Not only is this considerably less plastic than the packaging used on cartridge razors but a safety razor is designed to last for decades so there is no need to purchase further boxes.
These fabulous DE razors are fitted with the latest precision Edwin Jagger DE blade head which has created great interest among experienced wet shavers. The closed comb head is expertly engineered and is finished with high quality chrome plate. The handle has a precision diamond pattern for enhanced grip and a beautiful finish.
Merkur HD 34C double edge safety razor in chrome. The famous Merkur classic HD (Heavy Duty) safety razor is know for both it's performance and simplicity. The short handle and weighted head offer perfect balance and are one of the reasons this razor is recommended so highly to beginners and experts alike. Supplied with one Merkur razor blade.
Mühle R89 closed comb safety razor in chrome. The traditional safety razor with replaceable blade is regarded by many as the first mechanical razor for self-shaving. At MÜHLE it is more: a minor miracle of precision, ergonomics and beauty, created for ambitious wet shavers. Our design combines high-quality metal-working (chrome-plating) with an extremely...
Mühle R89 Grande closed comb safety razor in chrome. The traditional safety razor with replaceable blade is regarded by many as the first mechanical razor for self-shaving. At MÜHLE it is more: a minor miracle of precision, ergonomics and beauty, created for ambitious wet shavers. Our design combines high-quality metal-working (chrome-plating) with an...
Some razor blades come in small card boxes but some come in small plastic boxes. The plastic boxes are very useful for storing your used razor blades but if you prefer to not use any plastic at all then the following blades come in card boxes.
ASCO super stainless double edge razor blades. Supplied in two packs of five blades (ten blades in total). PTFE coated, stainless blades made in Egypt. Supplied doubled wrapped in a card box.
LORD platinum pack of 10 razor blades. These PTFE and platinum coated stainless blades are produced in Egypt. Supplied in two packs of 5 blades in cardboard boxes.
Treet platinum super stainless pack of 10 razor blades. These platinum and PTFE coated razor blades are produced in Pakistan. Supplied on two packs of 5 blades.
Shark Super Stainless pack of 10 razor blades. These PTFE coated, stainless blades are produced in Egypt. Supplied in 2x 5 cardboard boxes.
Shaving gels and foams available from the high street often come in large cans made from plastic and metal. They can also contain chemicals and aerosols that are harmful to the environment. A traditional shaving cream or soap is concentrated so the packaging is much smaller but lasts longer. Shaving creams typically come in small plastic tubs that can be recycled in home waste and each tub will last 3 - 6 months. To reduce plastic even further you can use a shaving soap which comes in a wooden bowl. These soaps use only a tiny amount of plastic wrapping to protect the soap and each soap will last 6+ months.
The Traditional Shaving Company Limes luxury shaving cream. This traditional shaving cream uses the finest ingredients and is enriched with Prickly Pear oil which has exceptional moisturising and anti-aging properties. The shaving cream is designed to soften beard hairs for easy cutting whilst lubricating and protecting the skin from razor burn for an...
Proraso Shaving Cream Tube Ultra Sensitive. A wonderfully soothing re-working of the famous Proraso shaving cream formula, made with Oat Kernel extract (rather than the normal Eucalyptus and Menthol combination). Gives the same super close shave as the original formula but so gentle as to be ideal even for ultra sensitive skin. Best applied with a brush.
D. R. Harris Arlington shaving soap is solid white soap of the finest quality and is triple-milled to increase the profuseness of the lather. The lather will soften the beard for easier shaving. The bowl is hand-turned in dark wood (Mahogany effect). Wet the beard with warm water, apply the wet shaving brush to the soap, lather up in the bowl and apply to...
Truefitt and Hill luxury shaving soap. A luxurious hard shaving soap that is renowned for its fine quality and guaranteed to give a perfect, smooth shave every time.
The Traditional Shaving Company uses cardboard boxes to send out customer orders. The boxes are filled with a special eco-friendly packaging made from corn starch that is 100% biodegradeable and even dissolves in water.