/ Double edge razor disposal
I can't seem to find any definitive Can anyone suggest what to do or point me in the direction of guidance for the UK as my google fu has failed me.
Online suggestions seem to vary from throwing the in the bin (stupid), a home sharps bin (seems overkill and I'm not sure it addresses the recycling issue) or sealing them in a tin with a hammer and recycling them via the usual channels.
Any (within reason) other thoughts appreciated.
I'd just put them in the recycling bin inside an old can - plenty of sharp edges already floating round the bin with tin lids that no-one seems to worry about.
Bin men all wear thick gloves for exactly this reason - no-one's actually rummaging through your recycling, surely?
Pull the blades out with a pair of needle nose pliers and sort as necessary?
This has to be a wind up.If you are really so worried about a tiny sliver of steel why not just let the beard you have in your profile grow? Think of the benefits to the planet: you save the mining, the tranport of the ore, the manufacturing of the steel, the packaging, AND the energy invovled in recycling it.
I can feel the earth cooling already.
Not that I've used one for about 30 years (electric since then), but used razor blades slide into a little slot in the back of the box they came out of. Then just recycle the box and blades - so the box probably goes up in smoke but the blades end up in a car somewhere.
As Wiley Coyote suggests, go beardy. ;O)
Or, if you have a steady hand (and time for the endless faffing about with strops and wotnot) go old school and get a cutthroat razor.
Or, more likely probably, the box and blades end up together in a landfill somewhere.
> I can feel the earth cooling already.
Phew! Planet saved! That was a close, er, shave...
Not keen on Electric, I had one a while back and it felt like using a lawnmower.
Unfortunately the profile pic is a decade old and looking like a tramp is (slightly) less acceptable these days.
The ideal would be a straight razor and strop but I'm chicken and I don't want to lose an ear.
Regarding disposal there's no clear consensus.
The straight razor is not as bad as it is made out to be, so long you take care!! I have used one for the last few years now, but you need to keep it sharp!
Keep the edge absolutely keen, and learn your technique (plenty of sites about it if you wanted to read up about it) and you'll pick it up in no time. Nice thing about straight edges, they rarely if ever need replacing ;) Can't get much more environmentally friendly than that..... (seeing as the beard is a no-no!)
..ten seconds with a bench grinder and youve got a blunt bit of metal you can chuck in a normal bin.. or take to the tip and dump in the metal recycling bin.
> The straight razor is not as bad as it is made out to be, so long you take care!! I have used one for the last few years now, but you need to keep it sharp!
> Keep the edge absolutely keen, and learn your technique (plenty of sites about it if you wanted to read up about it) and you'll pick it up in no time. Nice thing about straight edges, they rarely if ever need replacing ;) Can't get much more environmentally friendly than that..... (seeing as the beard is a no-no!)
The other good option to the straight blade would be a Rolls Razor set. Pick them up on Ebay for very little and it is a really nice set to have, never need to buy a blade or chuck anything in the landfill
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