Razor Blade Returns Program
Return and Recycle Razor Blades In New Zealand with Cali Low Waste Beauty
Razor Blades are small and sharp so they generally cannot be recycled in New Zealand in your regular pick ups. Read on to find out how you can recycle your Safety Razor Blades.
We are a Social Enterprise which means the main reason we are in business is for Purpose! (our purpose is reducing plastic pollution and helping along Sustainability in New Zealand if you're new here).
So...when we were looking at a low-waste alternative to all those pesky plastic razors, we needed to provide an end-of-life solution for all those used blades. This is called Product Stewardship for anyone who would like to look into this further.
Here you can return your Safety Blades to us and we will repurpose or recycle them - even if they are from another brand.
step by step...
1. USE - Use, love and shave sustainably until the blades are no longer sharp enough for the job.
2. DRY - Clean the blade and dry thoroughly
3. POST / DROP - Post the Blades back to us, or drop off at collection point! Once you have 40 or more, seal the supplied envelope and wrap it into another - so the mailing staffs hands are safe.
4. REPURPOSE - This bit is our job. Most councils and recycling centres don't accept single blades because of their small size and sharp edges. Using people power and the magic of squirrelling these blades away over time, we have a few creative ideas for using the material and/or there will be enough to feasibly recycle.
ways to return...
CALI RETURNS ENVELOPE via Post - Customers can use the returns envelope that comes with their Stainless Razor, Luxe Copper Razor or Razor Refill Pack to send their clean and dry blades straight back to us. Please double wrap.
OTHER BRAND via Post - Anyone can return blades to us, even if you didn't buy them from us initially. Please return blades in a clean and dry state and make sure they are securely wrapped with no chance of a blade escaping through your packaging.
COLLECTION POINTS - You can drop your clean used blades into a local collection point. These are CaliWoods Retailers or Community points. As with the post methods, please make sure all blades are in their envelope or securely wrapped. See the list below to find one near you.
the return address:
CaliWoods - Blade Return Program
753 Te Atatu Rd
find a collection point...
Intec Interiors - 14 Rathbone Street, Whangarei 0110
The Coastal Cabin - 26A Glengarry Ave, Manly
Crisp Home - Shop 12, St Heliers Mall, St Heliers
Dapper & Co - 87 King St, Pukekohe
Crushes - 225 Karangahape Road, Auckland
GoodFor Parnell - Unit 4/79 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell
GoodFor New Lynn - LynnMall, 3058 Great North Rd, New Lynn
GoodFor Ponsonby - 2 Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn
GoodFor Takapuna - 360 Lake Rd, Takapuna
GoodFor Stonefields - 101 Lunn Ave, Mount Wellington
Sprout The Grocer - 100 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead
Re-Store - 580 Pollen Street, Thames
The Herbal Dispensary - 6 Wallis Street, Raglan
SWOP - 9A Bow Street, Raglan
Down to Earth Organics - 268 Devon St West, New Plymouth
Full Circle Eco Store - 72 Raffles St, Napier
Cornucopia Organics - 221 Heretaunga Street East, St Leonards, Hastings
Volcano Vibe Collective - 43 Seddon Street, Raetihi
Kākāriki Green Organics - 69b Hautapu Street, Taihape
GoodFor Nelson - 151 McShane Road
GoodFor Wellington - 23 Jessie Street
The Minimal - 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Victoria
Simply Eco - 106B Victoria St, Ashburton
GoodFor Christchurch - 20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City
Wholefoods Market & Health Store - 52 Riccarton Road, Riccarton
Found My Way - 38 Windsor Street, Windsor, Invercargill
Envirohub Marlborough - 14 Auckland St in Picton
SHOP Razor Refill Pack HERE.