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Save water and energy at home with Gillette

Small changes can deliver meaningful impact at home. Working together, we can do even more to protect the environment. How? By saving water and energy when grooming with Gillette products.

Conserving precious resources

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Water is a precious resource, and using it responsibly in everything we do is our responsibility as global citizens. We are working on reducing water and emissions in our manufacturing. Here are a few tips on how you can reduce your use of water and emissions at home.

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Looking to reduce your impact?

Take this quiz, try the tips.

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Where do you currently shave?

Select an option below

I shave
at the sink

Average water usage per shave at sink

12 LITRES (EU)¹

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I shave
in the shower

Average water usage per shave at sink

27 LITRES (EU)¹

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Don’t let the water run whilst shaving at the sink

Save nearly 12L of water per shave³

  • Reserve a bit of water in the basin or in a small mug to rinse your blades, and you could save up to 11.6 litres of water per shave⁴
  • That's a 97% reduction, and equal to 23 (500ml) bottles of water during just one shave.⁵
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Turn the temperature down

  • By using colder water when shaving, you eliminate the energy needed to heat the water, reducing your home’s emissions.
  • Taking this small action for one year could save 47kWh of equivalent energy.⁶ That's equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 89km driven.⁷
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Don’t let the water run whilst shaving at the sink

Save nearly 12L of water per shave³

  • Reserve a bit of water in the basin or in a small mug to rinse your blades, and you could save up to 11.6 litres of water per shave⁴
  • That's a 97% reduction, and equal to 23 (500ml) bottles of water during just one shave.⁵

*See Methodology section below for more information on how data was calculated

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Shave at the sink instead of the shower

Save nearly 12L of water per shave³

  • You could save up to 15 litres water per shave.
  • That's a 55% reduction, equal to 30 (500ml) bottles of water during just one shave.
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Don’t let the water run whilst shaving at the sink

Save nearly 12L of water per shave³

  • Reserve a bit of water in the basin or in a small mug to rinse your blades, and you could save up to 11.6 litres of water per shave⁴
  • That's a 97% reduction, and equal to 23 (500ml) bottles of water during just one shave.⁵
answer
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Turn the temperature down

  • By using colder water when shaving, you eliminate the energy needed to heat the water, reducing your home’s emissions.
  • Taking this small action for one year could save 47kWh of equivalent energy.⁶ That's equal to the greenhouse gas emissions from 89km driven.⁷
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Install a smart faucet

  • There are many new technologies that can help dilute water with bubbles, helping you use less water every time you open the tap.
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*See Methodology section below for more information on how data was calculated

How We’re Helping

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Modernized Razor Blades

We use the same science-based approach as regulatory agencies to thoroughly assess each item’s safety before launch.

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Water Conservation

We use only the best ingredients to deliver the high-quality performance you expect.

Try it out with our products – Easy-to-rinse razors

Our Gillette razors are designed with open blade architecture, meaning they don’t need a lot of water to rinse effectively.

Learn more about our approach to lower our environmental impacts and help you do the same at home.

Learn more about our commitment

Our Methodology

  1. Based on leaving the tap running during the shave, average tap turned halfway and average shave time data
  2. Based average shower flow rate in EU and average shave time data
  3. Based on tap flow rate data from European Commission EU Green Public Procurement criteria for sanitary tapware, and average shave time data, assumes turning the tap halfway based on consumer habit & practices
  4. Compared to leaving tap running during shave, and based on tap flow rate data from European Commission EU Green Public Procurement criteria for sanitary tapware, average shave time data, and average sized mug, assumes turning the tap halfway based on consumer habits & practices
  5. Based on average 500ml water bottle
  6. Assumes water heated from 15C to 37C water temperature, average energy required to heat water, and average shave frequency data from Kantar WorldPanel 20-21
  7. Assumes average CO2 emissions of new cars in 2019 from European Environment Agency
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