01 Apr '12, 1pm

Can you recycle disposable razors?

Can you recycle disposable razors?

Convenient and cost-effective, but what happens after the disposable razor had shaved it's last leg? Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Johan They’re cheap and easy in a pinch, but disposable razors are just that… disposable. After the fourth use and a leg full of nicks, that $2 power purchase seems more like a $2 waste as you toss that pink plastic single-blade in the trash. So, should you spring for the $20 four-blade bliss of a high-end razor to avoid waste? While there are limited programs, disposable razors are technically recyclable, but there is some fine print. Last April in France, BIC launched a free mail-back program for its disposable razors. The company recycles its branded disposable razors to be used as parts for washing machines, proving that this type of material is not only recyclable, but can actually be valuable. But can we expect a program like this in the U.S.?...

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