I hate excess packaging. Today I’m calling out Schick for its Intuition razor blades packaging (although I could also call Schick out on the price of its Intuition blades. $12.09 for 3 blades? That’s insane. That’s also why I use them for a month or more each, and I shave every morning.)
Each blade is packaged in a plastic container then several plastic containers are wrapped with thick plastic wrap. This is then packaged in cardboard.
The plastic containers are so heavy. Look:
Seven grams of number 5 plastic for each refill blade. They are only supposed to last as long as the soap. For me that’s only two weeks. As I said before, I shave every day because I wear dresses or skirts every day.
I feel so guilty using something wrapped in excessive packaging. I try to save things to reuse them. It helps that I make jewelry. I reuse all sorts of containers for bead, jump ring storage. But there’s only so many things I can reuse.
This morning I changed my Intuition blade. I decided today that I would see how much plastic was used for the blade container and I would then find a use for this container. You can see the weight of the plastic above. And here is how I decided to reuse my container: a coin “purse”. I keep change for the vending machine in my desk. I usually just throw it in the pen/pencil tray. But now, I’ve put it all in my Intuition container which sits in the top drawer.
That’s my reuse tip of the day. I can also see it used for pencil erasers in a child’s art bag, a bead container, a pill box for when one is traveling, a screw/nut/bolt/washer container,a place to keep seeds. I’m sure I could come up with more ideas. What are yours?