/ Shaving and the environment
I'm not sure whether less steel + some plastic is more or less greener, but how about a decent cut-throat?
If you're worried about chucking away 0.3 grams of steel or 1.5 grams of plastic after 4 or 5 shaves I suggest you google "Chittagong ship breakers"
I shave about twice a month. A single Mach 78 or whatever lasts a year if I'm 'careful'. Rugged, I'm not at the age when finely teased and coffered facial topiary a la Dali is yet acceptable. Badger hair brush and the same tub of something from the body shop has been on the go for a couple of years. It is also interspearsed with now infrequent visits to the barber for a shave - helps if you have a local population of turks. If your worried about the environment I recommend burning them off with a candle, apparently this was the Roman method.
i don't think there's any reason why you can't break the head off and put it in with ordinary tins, is there? recycling the steel minces it up & melts it,; a bit of plastic would just burn off.
maybe a rolls razor? [might post some links later]. trickier than disposables, but not much.
the hot water for shaving can add up, especially if you leave the tap running!
I'd use a cut-throat but then my kids would come to stay and it would soon be like Sauchiehall Street Saturday night circa 1955. If that indeed was the heyday of the razor gangs. It may have been earlier.
To be properly green, you need to be like Mrs. Num Num and grow yourself a nice big beard.
razor soap and a horse tail brush do it for me. I shave in the shower and therefore the hot water is saved, plus I can use the excess soap to clean the shower screen and therefore save on the chemical rubbish you buy..
I'll open a window then ;-(
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