The first salon in Essex to be part of The Green Salon Collective

Thanks to covid-19 it’s given me some time to think about what’s important when the Brentwood hairdresser reopens! Im Incredibly proud of the standard of work the whole team produce on a daily basis and the service we offer to our clients. However I’ve been thinking we need to reduce our waste and so let me introduce our new partners the green salon collective

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.

GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE is a start-up of industry experts, hairdressers and eco campaigners on a mission towards hairdressing sustainability. We can collect almost 100% of all salon waste and find new uses for it that reward the salon, the environment, and the community.

With our recycling system, we will soon be able to recycle almost every single piece of “rubbish” and turn it into something new. We have chosen to begin with hair and metal recycling to help you take one step further in becoming a sustainable salon.
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:
The hair and beauty charity – Foodcycle – Haircuts 4 The Homeless – Tree Planting.

The biggest winner here is that we reward the planet. We are diverting easily recyclable materials that are currently being sent to landfill. These are materials such as aluminium foil which is a commodity that can be recycled an infinite amount of times. We’ll also recycle your hair to ensure that it will be used to either help adsorb oil from our waterways, be added into gardeners composting mixes, or if it’s long enough, be donated to wig making charities. There is absolutely no reason why either of these materials should be thrown away as general waste just to end up in the ground.


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