Schick Debuts Recycled Razor

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Using recycled plastic in the Schick® Xtreme3® Eco™ will keep 103,000 pounds of plastic from heading to landfills each year - the energy equivalent of 28,840 gallons of gasoline. Photo: Schick-Wilkinson Sword

Many greenies opt for reusable razors to cut back on waste. But if you haven’t made the switch, Schick has found a way to make your disposable razor habit a bit more eco-friendly.

The leading razor manufacturer is joining forces with NextLife Resin to create what the companies say is the first razor made from 100 percent recycled plastic.

The handle of the Schick® Xtreme3® Eco™ is made from post-consumer plastic waste otherwise destined for the landfill, including common household items like hangers, buckets and pails, Schick said. The razor’s packaging is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.

“If you can use a product that has a better impact on the environment, yet performs the same and looks the same as its original counterpart, the sustainable choice should always have the advantage,” said Ronald Whaley, president and CEO of NextLife.

Schick said that the use of NextLife recycled plastic in its eco-friendly razor will save more than 103,000 pounds of virgin plastic from heading to landfills each year – enough to go up and down the Washington Monument more than 2,330 times.

The Schick® Xtreme3® Eco™ is currently available for both men and women at Wal-Mart, with wider distribution planned for April, the company said.

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