09-28-2015, 09:19 PM
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while i like the way they look i always end up getting dented tins with my soaps. and it sucks. i know it doesnt affect the shave but im a bit ocd and like them to look really nice i much prefer a really nice plastic tub. anyone else feel this way or am i the only one?

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 09-28-2015, 09:23 PM
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  • Snuff
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I prefer tins or glass, they can be recycled.

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 09-28-2015, 10:01 PM
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glass i love. and i do like the look of tins over plastic just sucks when they always come all dented up

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 09-28-2015, 10:07 PM
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(09-28-2015, 09:23 PM)Snuff Wrote: I prefer tins or glass, they can be recycled.

Why can't the plastic tins be recycled?

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 09-28-2015, 10:09 PM
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(09-28-2015, 10:07 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(09-28-2015, 09:23 PM)Snuff Wrote: I prefer tins or glass, they can be recycled.

Why can't the plastic tins be recycled?


agreed??

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 09-28-2015, 10:39 PM
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I prefer plastic, I agree the tin gets all banged up then it doesn't fit right. I've never been diagnosed as OCD nor do I have OCD symptoms but I do like for things to be neat and in order. My brother committed suicide and OCD was a contributing factor among other things ,I understand that the tins can be a problem.

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 09-29-2015, 02:57 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I also prefer plastic bowls... Or even better ceramic, but they are too expensive.

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 09-29-2015, 03:31 AM
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Easy, don't buy soaps or creams sold on tins.  That was pretty easy.  Good day!

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 09-29-2015, 04:09 AM
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I wish people would start using the SHIFT key on their choice of posting device.

If the dented tin ever affects the soaps performance, I'll start to worry about it.  Most of my soaps get transplanted, so it doesn't bother me too much what they come in. 

All evidence has been buried.  All tapes have been erased.

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 09-29-2015, 04:45 AM
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(09-29-2015, 04:09 AM)Bruce Wrote: I wish people would start using the SHIFT key on their choice of posting device.

All evidence has been buried.  All tapes have been erased.

e.e. cummings

I don't like the dented tins either. Particularly bad ordering WSP product from Amazon; they always arrive really banged up. I very much dislike it but have only exchanged one that was really hammered to the point I could hardly get the lid off.

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 09-29-2015, 08:00 AM
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I have to say I prefer the plastic tubs for the same reason as the OP's, but, truly, I only order refill pucks that I use to refill my shave-sticks, so I don't have to worry about any tubs/tins. Shy

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 09-29-2015, 08:01 AM
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 09-29-2015, 08:06 AM
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(09-29-2015, 08:01 AM)kav Wrote: Plastic is derived from petroleum and increasingly corn. This creates two preconsumer environmental concerns: petroleum is increasingly derived from fracking which uses precious water ( our grandchildren will go to war over water, not oil, gold or slaves) , replaces it with chemical pollutants that leach into our aquafirs and have been linked to earthquakes in Oklahoma. Corn production again uses water, decreases biodiversity in our 'heirloom seeds' requires pesticide,herbicide,fungicide use for GMO seeds that HAVE NOT delivered the promise of increased yields and indeed when consumed by feedlock livestock have been linked to increased health issues and CCD in honeybees.
Post consumer use sees plastic hopefully recycled. You take that water bottle ( buy a Limoge, ceramic or silver flask people. They complement those straight razors) to the recyclers, meet lots of interesting homeless people or yuppie trophy wives with 2 empty Moet champagne bottles; proud they are saving the whales and drive off in  gas guzzling luxury cars; cash in your money and buy more stuff. That plastic has a number. There are 5 grades that can be recycled. Hopefully we recycle 100%. We do not. Those numbered items actually recycle into the next number until a NON recyclable product winds up, with the unrecycled junk in two places; A massive island off Midway island the size of Texas or in micro particulate matter in the ocean. After salt it is the #2 most common non H2O chemical in our oceans. It's in that canned ( steel) tuna you're spreading on that whole wheat slice of bread.
So, just imagine the dowager Countess of Grantham ( Maggie Smith) just looked at your shaving kit, sees that plastic tub, laughs derisively and
decides not to introduce you to poor Edith.

I agree with kav.

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 09-30-2015, 02:25 AM
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  • chazt
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My only tin purchase was LPL. It arrived in pristine condition. Packaged and shipped with oodles of shock absorbing material by that nice gentleman over at Bullgoose.

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 09-30-2015, 03:08 AM
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Agreed.
As a guy with OCD, I dislike tins - they always come with slight or grave dings, which ruins the presentation and overall appearance of the product.

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 09-30-2015, 05:52 AM
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Tins from Mike's have held up fairly well. But my others have gotten dinged - LPL, SCS, Klar classic, as well as tins I purchased on my own. I used to prefer tins for their presentation, but have grown to dislike them for both the ding issue as well as rust developing in the threading of screw top tins or under the lids of slip on tops.   
I have not standardized on any one type of container as I like each product to have it's own unique presentation. MWF in the ceramic, Tabac in dark wood, Irisch moos in black wood, etc.

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 09-30-2015, 05:59 AM
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(09-30-2015, 05:52 AM)shevek Wrote: I used to prefer tins for their presentation, but have grown to dislike them for both the ding issue as well as rust developing in the threading of screw top tins or under the lids of slip on tops.   

I had this experience with PAA tins. I was very disappointed but contacted them and offered to send me two new soaps with their new tins, that don't present rust problems. I have not used them yet, but they differ.

I have also two other tins, LPL and Lea Classic cream, that are in perfect condition. Lea's tin must be aluminium made.

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 09-30-2015, 06:22 AM
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 09-30-2015, 06:54 AM
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  • nikos.a
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This environmental issue has nothing to do with this thread.

So, you are telling that everyone who prefers plastic bowls for his soaps, he throws them away in the sea when they're finished?

There is a solution to this: recycling. It's easy. Most of us do it.

Also, some of us re-use them for the refills.

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 09-30-2015, 07:07 AM
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I very much like the tubs that Paolo uses based on the Agrume that I just received. Easy to load, effective and still small enough footprint for easy storage.

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