Reducing Plastic Waste With Traditional Shaving

Traditional shaving is an excellent way of reducing your plastic waste. Here we explain the benefits of the different shaving products available.

Safety razors & double edge razor blades

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.

  • Edwin Jagger DE Razor 3D Laser Diamond
    EDW-RAZ-DE3D14BL

    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. The razor is supplied with...

    £ 35.00
    2 Review(s)
  • Merkur HD 34c Safety Razor Chrome
    MER-9034001

    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.

    £ 34.95
    462 Review(s)
  • Mühle R89 Safety Razor Chrome
    MUE-RAZ-R89

    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...

    £ 32.50
    26 Review(s)
  • Mühle R89 Grande Safety Razor Chrome
    MUE-RAZ-R89G

    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...

    £ 43.00
    16 Review(s)

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.

Shaving soap and cream

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.

Environmentally friendly postage

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.


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