During our time closed in the 3rd lockdown I decided to look into different ways of recycling our salon waste and changing our products.
Being more sustainable was the end goal so I set about researching companies and information that could help. I found most of our products had some form of environmentally aspect, but how to dispose of all our waste was a problem. Until I came across ‘Green salon collectives’ a company with an amazing ethos and perfect for what i was looking to achieve. Here is what they say.
WHY GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE?
MIXED RECYCLING DOES NOT WORK – Separation is the key
We all love the hairdressing industry but we also know it has an ugly side too. We freely pour toxic hair colour down the sink, throw out used foils and colour tubes in the regular bin given they mostly can’t be recycled, we use more plastic and paper than the other shops on the high street and we even throw valuable hair cuttings into the bin.
GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE are here to change this.
Founded by environmental experts, hairdressers & eco campaigners, GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE is the original authority on salon sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland wide.
With our recycling system, we will recycle almost every single piece of “rubbish” and turn it into something new. We recycle and recover hair, used foils, empty colour tubes, chemicals, PPE, plastic & Paper. We also sell 100% plastic-free plant-based gloves and the worlds only recyclable face masks.
We provide each salon with the separation kits, in-salon marketing, daily collections, ongoing support and ideas and education on all matters regarding sustainability.
Another thing we are proud to recycle is our profits.
100% of any money raised from recycling your raw materials or new products made from your waste goes to charity. By recycling our profits, every month we can support charities and organisations that are close to our hearts. These currently include the following:
- Haircuts 4 The Homeless
- Tree Planting.
I’m glad to say we are now part of this team and will as from May 2021 be adapting our working ethos to be more environmental.
This is just the start, as I learn more we will increase our commitment but everything takes a bit of time.