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April 4, 2013
9:27 pm
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April 4, 2013

I am considering switching out my disposable razor with a metal safety razor (from Life Without Plastic) but I have some questions:

How do you dispose of the blades?  I really don't want anyone handling the garbage to get cut!

Also is it hard to change the blades without getting cut?

My mom (im a teenager) doesn't really me to get one because the blades are so sharp and now I'm feeling pretty hesitant about it.

Where do you store them safely?


April 11, 2013
7:09 pm
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February 16, 2010

Hi. Changing the blades is easy. Just hold the blades on the blunt sides, not the sharp sides. By the way, when I was a teenager, the first razor I used was my dad's double-edge metal safety razor. :-)

As far as recycling, you would need to call your local recycling center, but usually, as long as the blades are in a closed container, they can be recycled. Check out these instructions for making a metal blade bank out of a metal broth can:…

I wouldn't paint it. Just leave the metal plain and you could tape the slot once it's full and most likely put it in your recycling bin with other metals. But do check first.

May 1, 2013
5:09 am

I use an old Altoids tin to store my old blades.

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