Spirit Hair Company have now joined The Green Salon Collective to make a conscious effort to play their part in reducing and recycling their salon waste.
The salon team have always been mindful of the amount of waste that the salon generates daily and wanted to do something to help the environment and become a salon that cares deeply about becoming part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Most people may be unaware of a salon’s negative impact on the environment. The disposal of unused toxic colour products down the sink, foils and colour tubes in the general waste, and now the disposal of PPE equipment, constitutes what we believe to be the ‘ugly side’ of our industry.
We are doing something to change this.
GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE now recycle almost all of the salon waste to turn it into something new. They recycle and recover hair, towels, used foils, empty colour tubes, chemicals, PPE, plastic & paper. They also provide us with 100% plastic-free plant-based gloves and the worlds only recyclable face masks.
Just a few things that these products get turned into:
- Hair Booms: 1 hair boom can absorb up to 4 litres of oil from the ocean which helps to protect wildlife. They can also be used 2/3 times
- Hair Mats: Can be used over drains so that only water runs into them instead of plastics and other waste that we find in the streets. They can also be used to help grow your plants. Putting an inch thick layer of hair in the bottom of your plant pot means they need less water and also means that the plants absorb the nutrients, so they grow healthier
- Compost: Our towels are compostable and break down just like food but take a little longer
- Plastics and Metals: Are being made into combs, colour bowls and other fab products