“our sustainable goal”
MORE AND MORE CLIENTS ARE SEEKING OUT THE SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE. THESE ARE THE COLD, HARD FIGURES HITTING THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY THAT’S SET TO CHANGE HOW WE CONSUME OUR HAIR PRODUCTS IN THE FUTURE
275,000 TONNES OF PLASTIC IS USED IN THE UK EACH YEAR
18 MILLION TONNES OF UK WASTE ENDS UP IN LANDFILL
80% OF UK LANDFILL WASTE CAN BE RECYCLABLE
55KG OF UK LANDFILL WASTE CAN BE RECYCLABLE
500 YEARS IS HOW LONG IT TAKES PLASTIC TO FULLY DECOMPOSE
OUR 5 SUSTAINABLE STEPS
We have been working on reducing water wastage by shutting off the water during back bar services. We are also going to install sustainable shower heads in the near future which will cut down on how much water is used per service.
We have been using disposable towels since 2011. Our go to brand in Scrummi who produce a 100% natural towel from sustainable fibres which are 100% biodegradable. They don’t have any hidden plastics and will compost within 8-12 weeks after being used. Using a disposable towel reduces the amount of water and energy used to launder the conventional towel. Read more on Scrummi’s own website.
Since our last refit in 2012 we have been using more energy efficient LED bulbs throughout the salon. They last far longer and cut down on energy use of up to 66%.
We strive to be as paper-free as possible by providing all our services and information about the salon online on our website and social media cutting down on the use of traditional paper price lists. We also can send your appointment reminders or receipts via email and text which also cuts down on the use of appointment cards.
We also try and recycle anything in the salon we no longer have use for. We recently changed our entire home retail area. Instead of throwing all the old shelving away we donated it to Cambridge college to help them set us a shop for some of their pupils.