get a haircut &
save the planet
You may be surprised to learn that the salon industry sends more than 1,500 tons of recyclable aluminium back to landfill each year in Australia and New Zealand alone. That’s one and a half million kilos, about 715 cars, or four jumbo jets!
Unfortunately aluminum doesn’t degrade easily, it actually contaminates the soil for 500 years. Add to this the waste of plastics, colour tubes, cut hair and more, and you soon see that beauty at any price is no longer an option.
After joining Sustainable Salons, we are set to change all this.
We now recycle 95% of our waste by using the comprehensive resource recovery program offered by Sustainable Salons.
Rather than contaminating the waterways, excess chemical waste now go to a chemical recycler to be neutralised into recycled water used in construction and roadworks. Plastics are also recycled into outdoor furniture and underground sheeting to protect the NBN.
Our staff love that all proceeds from recycling are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarest to fund meals for disadvantaged people – Sustainable Salons donates more than 2,000 meals every month!
Collected ponytails are redirected to charitable wig-making services and organisations to provide wigs for those suffering from alopecia or cancer, while cut hair is made into Hair Booms used in oil-spill clean-up operations.
As clients become more aware of the impact products have on the environment, they have also welcomed the opportunity to make a difference!