Green or Not?: Braun's Energy Star Shavers


Proctor & Gamble's Braun division has been touting its line of Energy Star-certified shaver chargers—a world's first.

The Smart Plugs use 64 percent less energy than standard shavers and, according to the company, will save over 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year, or the equivalent of removing 1,073 cars from the road, planting 1,526 acres of forest, or lighting 5,861 homes for a year.

Bully for Braun, but here's a sharper idea that will slash even more emissions: A straight razor. Or are we just splitting hairs? You tell us. ::IndustryWeek

See also: ::The Razor Shaver: Sharpen Your Used Razors and ::Q&A;: The Close Shave