For the past year my hair salon has been a part of this companies journey to achieving zero waste in hair salons. This company is called Sustainable Salons and have replaced my ordinary garbage bins. They recycle EVERYTHING!
I am very passionate about helping the environment and creating a world where our children (ill have some soon I swear!) can live long happy lives, breathing fresh air, admiring our oceans and the vast world beneath them. Appreciating nature and respecting it.
I believe everyone should be doing there part together to maintain our world. When we link together to share our resources, time, ideas and opportunities, what we can achieve, in our small corner of the world, can have a whopping impact!
Hair salons in particular have a large carbon footprint as basically everything we use comes in a plastic bottle or cardboard box. Then there’s the chemicals that go down the drain and the foil that gets thrown out..
I decided I have to make a difference
Sustainable salons is a social enterprise that rescues up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds re purposing solutions that benefit our planet, all while supporting the community. Superhero’s right!!
All of the proceeds from re-purposing the salon materials are donated to Oz Harvest and KiwiHarvest to distribute meals for those in need. They provide more than 2000 meals every month.
All our left over chemical waste is collected and gets neutralised and turned into water to help make our roads. All the hair that is left over from hair cuts gets collected and made into a boom. These booms are basically massive stockings that are stuffed with hair and they are used to soak up oil spills in the ocean! Genius!!
It doesn’t stop there, they are busy creating stronger futures for people with a disability by providing purposeful work within there material collection and processing streams. (Superhero’s creating superhero’s!!)
Your visit to our salon is actually helping save our planet and secure our children’s future!