Safely store your used razor blades in this Leaf Shave Blade Recycling Tin. Each tin will hold several years worth of blades, and you can send it back to the Leaf Shave company for easy recycling once it’s full.
Hair growth isn't slowing, and neither is the plastic problem.
According to the Leaf Shave website, 3 billion plastic razors are thrown away each year, in the US alone. That’s more than 5,000 every minute.
Plastic is an amazing, lifesaving, technology-powering material. We can acknowledge that, while also acknowledging that it adds no value to our shaving routine.
Leaf Shave has a very simple mission to build a plastic-free razor for every body.
Now that you're shaving without disposable plastic, the company wants to show you how to recycle those steel blades to truly close the loop on waste in your shave.
Who needs plastic when you have a Leaf Razor?
Once dull, store used blades together.
Leaf Shave recommends storing your blades in something like their blade tin. Alternatively you could up-cycle an old mints tin.
A metal receptacle is a great place for used blades. It helps keep you and your family safe as they're tucked away nicely in a strong container. And it can be used to transport blades, once full, for recycling. It also protects recycling plant workers and ends up being recycled alongside the blades having served its purpose.
Most people will take a few years to fill up a recycling tin the size of Leaf Shave's. So choose something that is sturdy, and that you don't mind having around for a good while.
When it's full, secure it closed and it's ready to be recycled.
Ready to recycle?
Find a scrap metal drop-off, or send them back to Leaf Shave
Important: most municipality residential recycling programs aren't equipped for recycling blades, so please ask before attempting curbside recycling.
But don't worry! Most cities have public or private scrap metal facilities, or companies, that will gladly take a small box of steel blades. We suggest sourcing one locally as your first option. If you cannot find a local scrap metal facility, you can send a full tin of blades back to Leaf Shave. Simply secure the top closed, package it well in a box and postmark it to:
Leaf Shave c/o RECYCLE
48 Taugwonk Spur Road, Unit 2
Stonington, CT 06378