The Environmental Protection Agency once estimated that 2 billion plastic razors and refill blades get tossed out in the U.S. each year. 2 billion...in 1990.
Since calculating this mind-blowing reality, the EPA has not tracked the impact of disposable razors on the environment — leaving us with no update on this number.
But do you think that number has decreased over 30 years later? Probably not. And that's just how much the EPA could track. How much of it do you think gets dumped into oceans?
The Bad News
Disposable razors are simply terrible for your skin and our beloved planet. The amount of plastic discarded by using disposable cartridges is almost unfathomable.
Nearly one million pounds of plastic waste every year.
On top of that, add the amount of blade refills needed and consumed on a daily basis. Each and every one of these end up in a land fill, along with the billions of plastic razors discarded.
The Good News
The PVD Chrome-Coated Aluminum is designed to last forever. Your Supply razor will outlast you, your kids and their kids. We created it to be a true heirloom piece.
When developing products, we search for only the best materials available on the planet and for the planet. Why? Because it matters.
It goes beyond our razors and our blades. Our skincare products are plant-based. You can feel good using them on your skin and when you wash them off down your sink.
What about your blade refills?
All our blades are made from 100% Stainless Steel. That means every single one is 100% recyclable.
Some fun facts about stainless steel: It is harmless to people during use as well as production. It has a natural coat to avoid rust and corrosion, ensuring a long life, and it is even estimated that about 80% of stainless steel is recycled at the end of their life cycle. Last, but not least, stainless steel not only minimizes waste, but also our emission footprint.
With our unique injector blade pack, you won't have to worry about any sharp objects lying in your trash unattended, waiting for an unsuspecting toddler or pet to find. Our blade pack comes with an opening for used blades to be stored until you've finished your entire pack of blades.
Once you get through all of your blade, just throw the entire blade pack with the stored, used blades into the recycling bin. Safe. Secure. And most importantly, better for the environment.
If it isn't obvious, we believe the SE and Pro give the best shaves out there for your face - and our planet. If you don't know which one is right for you, take our 30-second quiz to find out.
That being said, our hope is you consider the impact your daily rituals have on the environment. Whether you are a Supply shaver or loyal to another razor, consider taking advantage of recycling programs offered to reduce plastic waste from shaving.