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Our vision is to raise the standard of the hair and beauty industry by enabling salons to become more ethical and sustainable environments for not only the salon, but for the stylists and salon guests too. By providing a circular economy for salons, Green Salon Collective are the solution. Not only do we help salons to recycle, we recycle our profits too! Any money made from selling recycled materials like metal is donated to charities that have the same values as us.
Keep reading to learn more about what we're doing to have a positive impact on the planet, and its people...
GIVING BACK TO CHARITY
In 2021, £7230 was raised for charity through the sale of commodities like recycled metal.
In 2021, we donated 183 haircuts to Haircuts4Homeless, a charity which helps homeless people to build their self-esteem, and have someone to talk to and engage with.
In 2021, we donated 2041 meals to FoodCycle, a charity which provides nutritious, vegetarian meals made from surplus foods to those who need it in the community.
WORKING WITH LOCAL RECYCLERS
To ensure that each hairdressing waste stream is converted into something useful, we work with local businesses and organisations.
NOTHING TO LANDFILL
So far, we've diverted 72 tons of salon waste from landfill. We've also collected 642 KGs of waste from industry events.
RECYCLE, COMPOST & RECOVER
We have over 10 ways to recycle hair! We also recycle metal, plastic, paper & cardboard as well as providing composting services for food and hair salon towels.
In 2021, we planted over 1100 trees and co-funded rewilding projects with Mossy Earth, including building eagle nesting platforms in Scotland and cave cleanups in Croatia.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
We want to provide even better solutions for salon waste and to help create new knowledge for our industry to be the best and the absolute greenest it can be!
We're only three quarters of the way through the year, but we've already been able to donate to several charities and have a positive impact! Here are our current donation totals from January to June 2022.
We've donated 3666 meals to FoodCycle, who provide nutritious vegetarian meals to people in the community who need them, from surplus food.
We've worked with Haircuts4Homeless to donate 133 haircuts to people experiencing homelessness.
We've contributed to a rewilding project to support the reintroduction of water voles in Cornwall this summer.
We also support projects and plant trees on a monthly basis, and have planted almost 1000 trees!
BEING A B CORP
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Green Salon Collective earned an overall score of 113.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9, and the score required to certify is 80.
How is the score determined? To certify as a B Corp, you are scored across the 5 areas that are listed below. It offers a holistic look at the ethics of your whole business, and its impact.
The 5 areas that B Corp looks at...
Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and its impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from.
Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity.
Customers evaluates how well a brand takes care of their customers, through the quality of its services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels.
Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency.
Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction.
We empower salons and other hairdressing businesses with the knowledge to operate more sustainably and to be more resilient to future industry disruptions.
Our articles cover salon waste streams, ethical suppliers, industry leaders and more so you can operate your business with less of an impact on our natural world and with more of a positive contribution to society.
Let's make hair and beauty a LEADING industry in sustainability.
We want to do this by...
of the impacts of our industry's waste on people and planet.
made from waste materials or else help combat waste.
for our industry which bring waste materials back into the loop.