Ok, so we live in a disposable society and not only should it change, not only must it change, but eventually it will change. The real question is how bad things get before it does.
I recommend everyone take a look at:
Enough preaching. An easy choice to improve things if you shave is the save-a-blade, check the link to the right to get it on amazon. I have also seen them at Walgreens in the as-seen-on-tv section.
It sharpens razor blades (and those things are expensive!).
I have had mine for two years now. I would actually buy a higher end one is one was available. I changed the battery once.
I use it with the mach 3.
Gillette Mach3 Cartridge 12-Count, actually looks like that are cheaper on amazon.com than anywhere else I have seen them.
Beware though: some disposable razors work better than others. I use a Mach 3.
The four blade disposables have a clear wrapping or something you have to remove which is an additional pain. I have always had good results.
Now, nothing compares to a fresh new blade, but that lasts one or two shares at most at least for me. I have gone through 2 blades in the last 2+ years. Compared to getting maybe a full week without using the Save a Blade Automatic Razor Sharpener. Actually, I recently started growing my beard out- the best solution for me at least.
It seems like a little thing, but until we start with these little changes we are never going to get to the big changes than are necessary for our future.