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08Nov How to: Recycle my Razor Blades

An icon of zero-waste, investing in a safety razor can be a fantastic way to become more sustainable. With the razors themselves lasting years upon years, and now even our packaging being completely recyclable, the only real waste product is the razor blades. They are, however, easily recycled- it’s only about knowing the how and where!

The MÜHLE R41 Razor and Razor Blade in our new recyclable packaging.

Pictured: The MÜHLE R41 Razor and Razor Blade in our new recyclable packaging.

Collecting the Blades

As most of our customers will know, razor blades cannot, unfortunately, simply be thrown away loose into general waste. Incredibly sharp, even the dullest of blades can pose a real hazard. Therefore, one of the easiest solutions is to collect the blades in a safe container. This way, the blades can be stored and accumulated, preventing any risk of injury and saving excessive journeys to the tip. 

There are a few ways to collect your used blades, you could, for example, reuse the original razor case. For a more long-term solution, however, we recommend investing in a blade bank. Similar to a piggy bank, the container can collect hundreds of blades before it needs emptying. Made of porcelain, our blade bank has been designed to dispose of your blades safely and stylishly. Unlike most blade banks, the MÜHLE design also boasts an opening at its base meaning the bank doesn’t have to be thrown away with its contents. Simply save, collect, dispose and start again!

The MÜHLE Blade Bank.

Pictured: The MÜHLE Blade Bank.

Recycling the Blades 

Once collected, just empty your blades into a scrap metal container and visit your nearest recycling centre. That’s it!

As a precaution, it is always worth checking with your local authority before recycling. Although you will be able to recycle your blades in most places in the UK, please see the link below for further guidance concerning recycling in your local area.
The pack of ten MÜHLE razor blades.

Pictured: The pack of ten MÜHLE razor blades.

For more advice, see our blogs on How to Shave with a Safety Razor and The Most Common Wet Shaving Skin Complaints (and How to Avoid them).

Or, if you’d like to read more on the zero-waste movement check out The Source Bulk Foods Trailblazers in Conscious Consumerism.

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