Bamboo & Stainless Steel Razor
with Recycled Blades Product Eco Rating
Bamboo as a material is very strong, quite durable and in this form, it’s completely biodegradable. Stainless Steel is extremely durable and 100% infinitely recyclable.
As this safety razor is made of 100% sustainably farmed Bamboo and Stainless Steel it’s reusable, tough and at the end of its life, the Bamboo can be thrown in the compost to biodegrade or recycled with the Stainless Steel.
The replaceable blades are made from recycled Stainless Steel and can be recycled to become another Steel-based product.
If incorrectly disposed of, the Stainless Steel won’t leach toxins into the environment and the Bamboo will eventually return to nature.
This razors durability, the Stainless finish preventing leaching, the sustainability of Bamboo, the recycled Stainless Steel blades and the items recyclability and biodegradability abilities are what gives it such a high eco rating.
Sustainability of Bamboo & Steel
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and very easily renewable as the stems just need to be chopped and roots do not need to be dug up to plant a new crop. Bamboo plants also improve the quality of the soil, reduce erosion, produce Oxygen and soak up more than 5 times the CO₂ than similar plants. Very little work is required from harvesting the Bamboo to turning it into products, such as the outer part of this safety razor.
Growing, harvesting and regrowing Bamboo is extremely sustainable, then the material itself is extremely strong and durable. Bamboo is tougher than any Hardwood and when comparing its tensile strength to Steel, which is 23,000 PSI, Bamboo outperforms it and is stronger with 28,000 PSI.
When Bamboo isn’t manufactured using a chemical process, it’s completely recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
Stainless Steel does have a bit of a harsher manufacturing process than Bamboo products, although it’s getting much better and the end product is extremely durable and infinitely recyclable, so once the Steel product is made, the materials hardly go to waste and have the ability to never go to waste.
Over the last 70 years or so, the heavy process of manufacturing Stainless Steel has had a steady and impressive reduction in the energy required and harmful toxins released during the process. Now, it’s estimated that about 80% of all Stainless Steel that’s produced is from about 70% recycled materials, which heavily further reduces the harm from the manufacturing process.