Saving the World, One Razor at a Time

by Todd McDonald on February 9, 2012

Can a disposable razor really save over 100,000 pounds of virgin plastic from heading to landfills each year – that’s enough to go up and down the Washington Monument more than 2,330 times and would save the energy equivalent to 28,840 gallons of gasoline. Schick® believes it can.

How? With the recently unveiled Extreme3 Eco Razor, which features a handle made exclusively from NextLife® Resin, a 100% post-consumer recycled polypropylene material.

As Ronald Whaley, President and CEO of NextLife states in a recent press release, “…we believe this is yet another turning point for sustainability within the consumer products industry.”

Clearly, consumers are becoming more and more comfortable with everyday products, even those used for personal care, being made from 100% recycled materials, and manufacturers are being encouraged to develop more and more of these products – for retail as well as medical markets.

At TEQ that is exactly the type of challenge we love. In fact, we have experience using a wide variety of renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and recycled plastics for both retail and medical applications.

What are your thoughts about using post-consumer resin for the Extreme3 Eco Razor? What products might be next?

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