Time For Change: A Plastic Planet

April 1, 2018

 

 "STAG tramples all over landfill-bound plastic disposables with its wood and chrome safety razor. It has a longevity that will save money over disposable razors (and looks so much better too)" - Clearly Magazine.

 

Last year (2017) STAG received huge praise in the press for an ambitious vision of a plastic-free world of shaving. Grooming Mail recognised the difference STAG could make by replacing the all singing all dancing plastic shaving disposables plastered all over our TV screens.

 

STAG continues to drive change. We're Leading The Herd in the shaving industry and we're proud to be making a difference.

 

Why is Plastic a Problem?

 

The world is facing a devastating problem, one that is both a huge threat to both our wildlife and sea life. 

 

Plastic only really hit our high streets in the 1950's, but back then it was a new phenomenon, a convenient revolution of long lasting packaging with an inconvenient secret.

 

Amazingly, plastic is durable that every piece ever manufactured in any form STILL exists today. That includes every (billions) disposable shaving razor ever produced, disposable shaving canister, aerosol and other bathroom accessories. Scary, huh?

 

In fact, an estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced to date (Science Advances by industrial ecologist Dr Roland Geyer, from the University of California). Of this, around 10 million tonnes hits sea fill.

 

Incredibly, shaving products are thought to be the seventh largest contributor to this disease that is consuming our Planet.

 

 

 

So WHEN will it disappear? 

 

The truth is, we just don't know. 

 

In fact, no piece of plastic has yet biodegraded. So, the truth is, we can only guess as to when it will.

 

Best estimates suggest that plastic could take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Even then, we're unsure as to what the longer term effects may be.

 

Marine life such as Turtles will continue to struggle to distinguish between plastic bags and jellyfish, for example. This in turn, once consumed, causes internal blocks and may result in death. Larger pieces of plastic such as disposable shaving razors and canisters can damage the digestive systems of sea birds and whales, and can be potentially fatal.

 

The effect on humans of eating fish containing plastic is still largely unknown.

 

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