Are plastic razors the new plastic straw?
Adam McDowell recently wrote an article in the Globe and Mail asking this question and digging into the plastic free shaving movement.
In his own words, “I can no longer imagine ever going back to razors that take disposable cartridges, especially now that the one around plastic waste has taken on a greater sense of urgency.
Disposable razors and cartridge blades were intended to make shaving more convenient when they appeared in the 1970s. Consumers eagerly adopted a product that they could just toss in the garbage when the blades got blunt. By 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was reporting that Americans were sending two billion plastic razors and cartridges to landfills each year.
Now, in 2019, many of us have ditched plastic bags, plastic straws and disposable cups in the name of cutting back on plastic waste. Are consumers ready to shun plastic disposable shaving products next?”
We’d answer that with a resounding YES! We’ve seen the movement happening and more and more people saying no to plastic razors and making the switch.