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Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 114 - Thursday 4/24/08

Today's Haul:

  • 1 plastic plate - recycle
  • 1 cardboard razor package* - recycle
  • 1 area map - recycle (I usually put these back but forgot)
  • 6 clothing tags - recycle
  • 3 plastic clothing tag attachers - garbage
  • 2 business cards - recycle
  • 1 tea bag - worms
  • 1 tea bag cover - worms
  • 2 sugar packets - worms
  • 2 small chips bags - garbage
  • 1 packet instant cocoa mix - garbage
* I haven't posted any razors to the list just yet for two reasons, both having to do with my laziness.  I generally only shave twice a week (at best) even though my beard tends to grow pretty quick. As a result I look like Don Johnson from Miami Vice most of the time, with the minor exception being that it looks no where near as good (just ask the missus). As a result, a razor can last me a month or more and when I do change it, it sits on the counter in the bathroom for a bit.  So you'll see a few in the list in the next few days finally.  Not going throuhg them faster, just not hoarding.

3 comments:

mjp said...

I've switched to basic metal blades in the classic "razor blade" shape. Cheaper, more compact. I also use hard shaving soap and a brush instead of tins of foam. I wonder if this would be useful for reducing garbage?

Dave said...

Hey MJP,
I actually tried those for a bit a few years back and my face wouldn't deal with it. Pretty ugly, so i went back to the "disposables". As for face cream, I haven't used shaving cream from a can in years. Mug and brush for a while and now I'm down to just bar soap. Works fine. The mug and brush method easily went a year before I needed a new cake. Can you suggest any online "tutorials" on shaving with a straight razor?

dave

Travis said...

Maybe a little late to be of use, but here is a good guide to using a "safety razor" (the kind that takes a simple metal blade, no plastic)

http://artofmanliness.com/2008/01/04/how-to-shave-like-your-grandpa/

I've been shaving with a safety razor for over a year now, and I love it. It works much better for me than the double/triple/quad/+ blade "disposable" razors I used before.