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Dec 30, 2010

Electric Razors Really Are Better (for the Environment)

Electric razors use 30x less energy. How does Slate figure? An electric razor runs on 5-6 watts, consuming 0.35 kilowatt-hours a year. But! Most dudes using a disposable razor use a quart of hot water, using 10.4 kilowatt-hours a year.

All told, when you consider other elements, like the CO2 produced by making each disposable razor and the like, an electric razor will save you 14.9 pounds of carbon dioxide per year—which isn't a lot—but every little bit helps. I suppose if you wanted to go ultragreen, you could go ultra badass: a straight razor with no water.

12 comments:

invagrantly said...

at first i thought i'm using an old style razor using exactly 0 watt but that argument is convincing.

Willow said...

I prefer my DE Safety Razor.....I'll purchase a offset to keep using it.

mrecan said...

must get one of those electric razors
not sure if it is sold here though

cooperlife said...

but I have very sensitive skin on my neck, and it's gets a rash when I try to use my electric shaver. So I have to use a disposable razor on my neck...

Feden said...

I would get one of them, but in England they are really pricey.
Very good argument against disposables though.

MRanthrope said...

I think its time I finally got an electric razor anyways

NeedlessToSay said...

Of course, not shaving at all is best for the environment.

erics said...

i prefer no razors. i like my neckbeard.

MrRager! said...

i use a gilette electrical :D awesome :3

Smile said...

how are they better if they use electricity?

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Comment system is a bit messed up - had to confirm "leave page" twice (FF 4 here).

Teutorix said...

I have one too :)