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Bic – a closer, greener, environment friendly shave

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bic ecolutions for a greener shaveAn eco shave is something I’ve not yet found a solution to. Not ready to embrace my inner cave woman just yet, I do feel guilty every time my plastic blade goes blunt and ends up in the landfill.

A friend of mine has started using a cut throat razor – what a guy! But I’m much too girly and scared for all that!

BIC ecolutions

Today, however, there is hope on the horizon, thanks for Bic. Today, they are launching launch the UK’s first ever branded bioplastic shaver – BIC ecolutions.

The razor is made from a plastic made from corn starch instead of oil-based plastic. It still ends up in the landfill at the end of its use, but it’s a step in the right direction for alternative plastics.

Reduced packaging

In addition to the razor itself, the packaging for these razors are made from 100% recycled bleach free cardboard, coloured with vegetable-based inks. I’m hoping that plastic clamshells will soon be a thing of the past.

Yolande de Trogoff, marketing manager for BIC comments: “The BIC® ecolutionsTM triple blade shaver is a huge step towards reducing our CO2 footprint1 without compromising product quality.”

Reduced carbon footprint

Taking into account raw material, production, distribution, end of life and packaging, the BIC ecolutions shaver will equal an emission which is 16g CO2 less than an equivalent 3-blade shaver made of regular oil-based plastic.

What do you think? Will you be giving these a try or do you have an even greener solution to share?

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