Single use plastics are one of our most critical environmental issues. And you don’t have to travel far to find them. Practically every hotel room is stocked with a plastic razor, ready to be used once and thrown away. Japanese company KAI Industries is solving for this with their latest creation: a 98% plastic free paper razor.
KAI Industries was founded over 100 years ago in Gifu prefecture and got their start forging blades. Today, they make knives, blades and of course razors. And on April 22, 2021, which happens to be Earth Day, the company will begin selling Kami-kamisori, the world’s first disposable paper razor.
Not only is the handle made entirely from paper but it also comes flat-packed, making it easier to carry around. It folds like origami to take the shape of a razor. The blade comes with a protective sticker, which you remove and wrap around the handle to secure it before use.
The set of 5 colors will retail for 1000 yen (about $9 usd).
March 16, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Oh that is clever! I’d love to see those in hotel rooms instead of the plastic ones, such a waste. The only issue I might see with this is getting it too wet, but given that they’re only designed to be used in short hotel stays, I think it’s pretty handy.