Ways to Make Less Waste in Your Grooming Routine

Abi Reid baking away,  reducing food waste across South Yorkshire
Abi Reid
30 Sep 2021

Looking your best doesn’t have to cost the planet. Many grooming products come in excess packaging and are often difficult to recycle at home. We know that is impossible to get rid of all plastics and waste, but by starting small, you can contribute to big changes.

Here are some of our top tips for reducing waste in your grooming routine!

Man shaving using a reusable razor


An estimated 61 million disposable razors are bought every year in the UK, many of which are made from materials that are complicated to recycle.

To reduce waste your shave makes, try using safety razors, reusable razors or electric razors/beard trimmers instead. They may have a higher initial cost however they can save you money in the long term.

Major brands like Gillette also have Terracycle schemes where you can send used razors back to them for recycling. Find out more about the scheme and apply for a prepaid envelope here: https://www.gillette.co.uk/recycle.list


Plastic free products

There are some easy swaps you can make to reduce the amount of plastic in your grooming routine. Look for products in glass jars and cardboard packaging rather than those in plastic packaging. Most Councils will accept these materials in your kerbside recycling too- but be sure to check on their website first.



Soap bars are great for cutting down on plastic but did you know that you can now get a variety of toiletries in bar form too?

This includes, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers and shaving bars- they can be bought easily from high street or online stores. 



Some high street and local independent retailers across South Yorkshire offer refilling stations on things like shampoo, conditioner, face wash and hand soap.

Search 'refill shops near me' to find one close to you. 


Recycle if you can 

Keep a recycling bin in your bathroom and bathroom so that you don't forget the recycling in there such as shampoo bottles, deodorant cans and after shave bottles.  


More blogs about reducing waste:

More ways of reducing plastics in the Bathroom

Reducing plastic at work 

What to do with my old games consoles? 

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