EAST MARLBOROUGH — 63,180 pounds of hair clippings, 42,122 pounds of hair color, 109,512 pounds of foil and color tubes, and 206, 392 pounds of wastepaper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items – that’s the amount of waste being tossed out by hair salons across North America EVERY SINGLE DAY; that’s a whopping total of 421,206 pounds!
As a newly Green Circle Certified Salon, Salon Secrets in Longwood announced that it is now part of a comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce the industry’s environmental impact on the planet.
From the sourcing of ingredients to the disposal of packaging and products, the salon and beauty industry has long posed many challenges to the environment. With this in mind, Salon Secrets wanted to join forces with Green Circle to take a stand for our planet and work together to reduce our ecological footprint and make our industry more sustainable. Through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, the salon will be redirecting what was once considered garbage out of our water streams and landfills to be repurposed into innovative green solutions. Starting September 2016, all hair clippings, extensions, any excess color and developer, papers and plastics, foils, aerosol cans and color tubes from Salon Secrets Spa will be collected by GCS – effectively cutting down the salon’s total waste, literally overnight, by 85-95%!
As the salon’s customers continue to take increasing interest in the ethical and environmental impacts of their purchasing power, the owners of the location wanted to give its customers a genuinely more responsible, and greener choice when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful.
As a member of the GCS network, Salon Secrets Spa empowers its customers with the ability to vote with their dollars for positive change. By supporting the salon, our customers have the peace of mind knowing that they are taking meaningful steps to keeping our communities and environment healthy.