Choose reusable razors

Metal safety razor

Disposable razors are designed for short-term use, with Gilette suggesting that most should be used for only between 5-10 times before disposal. Swap to a reusable metal safety razor to reduce plastic and save money

In 2018 approximately 5.5 million people in the UK were using disposable razors



  • Cheaper long term
  • Gives a closer shave than disposable alternatives
  • Reduces razor burn


  • Initial investment
  • Takes time to adjust (can have some accidental cuts!)
  • Blades should be sent to specialist centres for recycling

Making a difference

Companies like Albatross not only offer metal safety razors, they also have created the Blade Take Back program, upcycling used razor blades into cutlery.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Laura Mitulla