A large amount of waste is been produced by humans through various day-to-day activities, including the shaving routine. Shaving products like disposable razors have a significant impact on the environment. The Bombay Shaving Company, a conscious and progressive personal care brand for men and women, as part of Earth Day promoted responsible shaving by switching to metal razors.
Disposable razors are made from non-degradable plastics, they last for only 6-7 shaves after which they become blunt and are disposed of. These razors have a crucial impact on the environment and have potentially detrimental effects on human health, aquatic life, and all of the ecosystem. As disposable razors are made up of both plastic and metal, they cannot be easily recycled and this leads them to be dumped into water bodies. The irreplaceable blades and plastic body contributes to about 80% of the marine waste and for every ton of disposable razors manufactured, approximately 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide is been released every day thereby causing air pollution. So there is an immediate need to reconsider the sustainable nature of present grooming routines.
Bombay Shaving Company through a short factual video brings light on the environmental hazards caused by disposable razors. About 200 million disposable razors are thrown away which act as a menace to the environment. As a solution to this problem, the video opens the door towards Bombay Shaving Company’s precision safety metal razor, which is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative. The precision safety razors are suitable for sensitive skin types as they cause less irritation on the skin. Unlike disposable razors, safety razors are designed to last a lifetime. They help to minimize plastic waste and also give a unique and better shaving experience.
As disposable razors are made with both plastic and metal they are hard to separate and costly to recycle. In contrast, metal safety razor blades can be recycled with other metals and, if allowed to rust and break down they would naturally decompose over time without leaching toxic chemicals into the environment. So this Earth Day, Bombay Shaving company encourages people to be accountable toward protecting the environment and restoring the glory of our planet by making metal razors a part of their shaving routine. With combined efforts, we can make this earth a better place.