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King C. Gillette Safety Razor | Double Edge Blade | Sustainable Shaving

King C. Gillette Safety Razor | Double Edge Blade | Sustainable Shaving

Regular price $27.86 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly

Sustainable Shaving Razor

Discover the ultimate shaving experience with the King C. Gillette Safety Razor and 5 Platinum Coated Double Edge Blades. Crafted from durable chrome-plated material, this razor features a closed comb head for precise control when shaping your beard or edging sideburns.

Trust in the heritage-inspired design and over a century of innovation and expertise for a truly exceptional shave.

Product Dimensions ‏:‎ 1.22 x 2.52 x 6.42 inches

Weight: 3.68 Ounces

Country of Origin ‏:‎ China

 

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Assessment as of: January 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

Uplevel your sustainability game by replacing your cartridge razor with a classic double-edged razor. These razors range in price and level of shaving aggressiveness and efficiency. More aggressive/efficient razors have more blad exposure and do quick work of week-old stubble. "Milder" razors are great for daily to regular shaving. Double-edge razors use stainless steel blades that can be recycled and have less impact than cartridges that are difficult to recycle. Over a lifetime of shaving using safety razor blades will also save you considerable money.

EMBRACE

Utter environmental devastation can happen very quickly. The US lost much of its long-standing virgin forests within a few decades in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

AVOID

2 billion razor cartridges are disposed of in the United States alone each year. Most municipal recycling centers can't recycle these mixed material (plastic and metal) objects.
Source: https://shaveaware.com/how-to-recycle-disposable-razors-cartridges/#:~:text=2%2B%20Billion,of%20any%20and%20all%20brands.


Overall Sustainability Score - 80 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 2/10) -
Made in China despite many other Gillette razors that are more complex in construction being made in the US.

Distribution (Score - 2/10) -
Fairly weighty and comes from overseas.

Cost (Score - 9/10) - Comes from overseas versus being manufactured locally in its target market.

Packaging (Score - 8/10) -  Mostly cardboard packaging that is recyclable.

Effectiveness (Score - 9/10) - Effective at providing a close shave.

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Will likely outlive the owner as long as it's not dropped or damaged.

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Provides an enjoyable shaving experience.

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Good fit for purpose product. Time tested century old technology.

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  All metal construction makes it straightforward to recycle.

Recycling (Score - 10/10) - All metal construction makes it straightforward to recycle.