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Zero Waste Wednesday:  The Anti-Black Friday?

Zero Waste Wednesday:  The Anti-Black Friday?

Black Friday has many shortcomings, not least its effect on the environment. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year, the day when the most “stuff” is sold. Most of which is actually superfluous, and quite quickly becomes waste. For example, the average children’s toy is played with for only 2 weeks before it gets discarded. Add to this the fact that Black Friday often exposes us to the worst parts of our Hyper-consumerist economy (YouTube it for examples). Well, we’re saying this doesn’t have to be the case! Look, we get gifts as much as anyone, and yes, we like showing others we are thinking of them at the holidays too. But…

What if you purchased holiday gifts that made a difference? Gifts that actually reduced waste instead of creating it? Zero-waste gifts, even. What if, for example, your colleagues, friends, and family members received a beautiful Albatross shaver this holiday season? There are, of course, many things that make good zero-waste gifts. What we’re asking is that you consider using the need to give a gift to someone as a way to help that person transition to a less wasteful lifestyle. Think of giving as an opportunity to empower someone with zero-waste gifts that will shape both their lifestyle and our planet for the better. There are so many simple things that we can all do that add up to incredibly meaningful and powerful change. At Albatross, we are committed to eliminating plastic from shaving and making sustainability mainstream. We believe we can achieve both of these things because we’ve designed the Albatross shaver to shave better than cartridge razors, and we’ve created it with affordability in mind. There are many other products that not only make great zero-waste gifts, but also lend themselves to a better world. 

Imagine if this holiday season everyone got gifts that helped them live a more enjoyable, less wasteful lifestyle? If this happened, then in many senses we'd be giving more than just zero-waste gifts – we’d be giving the gift of a better planet and healthier lifestyle for all. Let's do it, then! This holiday let's share with others a life lived responsibly and more pure.

An Albatross shaver is just one small step of this transition, but if you are getting a gift for someone who shaves, we encourage you to consider a zero waste Albatross shaver or one of our incredible new soaps.

We’d also like to start a sale to help with this transition! But, we didn't feel totally right about starting a sale on Black Friday. We're more interested in starting some sort of anti-black Friday holiday anyway. So we thought: [Zero] Waste Wednesday? Yes, it's a start. But why limit it to just one day? We want to give you more than one opportunity to snag an Albatross shaver, so we’re going to make “Zero Waste Wednesday” 6 days long! From 8 am PST on Wednesday through Cyber Monday we're having our biggest sale of the season. It is, by design, longer and simpler than Black Friday because you should be able to relax and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, and not have to stress about some arbitrary deadline for a shopping holiday. That’s right, this weekend you should chill, relax, enjoy, be with your family, go surfing, go sailing, take a walk, wake up slow, eat absolutely delicious food, watch a movie, get cozy, get crazy too, and MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. 

We hope that you will help us get plastic razors out of people's hands as quickly as possible, and replace them with zero-waste gifts, like an Albatross shaver. Please enjoy 25% off all orders with the code ZEROWASTE2021 at checkout through Cyber Monday. This is our biggest sale of the year, we hope you make the most of it! Go ahead, give some awesome gifts this year! Make a meaningful difference in the world.
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