In the past, personal care products have been made for women in more sustainable ways. In recent times, however, companies have also seen that men also want to look good and stay green as well. One of the best ways to be green is to reuse whatever you can. Here are a few things EnviroCitizen.org has discovered for guys to try out.
One very easy thing to do is to invest in a good reusable razor. Try Gilette's Fusion or other ones. They don't nick as frequently as disposables and have to only be replaced every couple of months. Also, in the end, disposables cost more per blade to you and to the Earth. 2 billion disposables end up in landfills every year. By switching to reusable blades, you are helping yourself to save money and are also helping the planet.
Like razors, toothbrushes are also best bought reusable. The on-the-go brushes are good when you are in a rush or traveling, but they contribute unnecessarily to landfills. Try investing in a good brush that will clean your teeth much better, save money and will be easier on the Earth. The Source toothbrush helps to cut waste by using a reusable handle made of wood fiber, blended with a plastic derived from maize, a corn product. This in turn attaches to a disposable head, which cuts down on a mjaority of waste when you replace it, compared to throwing away a traditional toothbrush or disposable travel ones. There are other green toothbrushes that are cheaper, such as the Preserve brand. The other benefit of the Preserve is that you can send it back to the makers and they will recycle it for you. So, it is well worth a try when it comes to maintaining your smile in an eco-friendly way.
Some companies offer reusable containers for some of their soaps and scents. For aftershaves, liquid soaps and such, many eco-retailers offer this option for men as well as women. Also, the containers are recyclable after they are no longer used. This cuts back on lots of waste in the landfill while keeping you fresh and clean.
Thai Crystal is made by Deodorant Stones of America. It is just what it sounds like, a crystal used for deodorant that is in spray or solid form. The company claims that Thai Crystals inhibits bacterial growth without aluminum, perfumes, oils or other harmful chemicals. One stick is said to last up to a year, saving lots of money in the long term.
At the end of the day, EnviroCitizen.org has found that there are many eco-friendly hygiene alternatives for men that work just as well (if not better) than their conventional competitors. Consider switching today.
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