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The Age Of The Sustainable Shave Is Back And Better Than Ever

By Nicole Caldwell

Look at any action humans undertake on a regular basis, and you may find something that could be greener than it is. Shaving is no exception. Almost all adults shave, including 58 percent of women and 75 percent of men. And the garbage associated with this practice is staggering: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans toss 2 billion disposable razors annually.

Similarly to how we look to World War II victory gardens as marks of where we might go in producing our own food, the past holds many answers to our future. And how we used to shave our bodies may hold to key to reducing waste during this basic, frequent activity.

Back in the day, things were built to last. 

Old-school razors were made to last a lifetime—quite a novelty in today’s throwaway culture. That’s probably why they haven’t changed a bit in their design since gaining popularity several centuries ago. It may also be why they’re coming back so fiercely as a trend among millennials.