Helping the hair & beauty industry to become more sustainable
Our vision is to raise the standard of the hair and beauty industry through our salon waste disposal program which enables hairdressing salons to become more eco-friendly businesses.
Our unique salon recycling program, together with our education, enables salons and other businesses in the hair and beauty industry to gain new like-minded clients by becoming true, ethical, sustainable businesses that turn the waste in your bins into meaningful wins.
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Every item of salon waste can be used again to benefit our industry, community and the environment.
The sad truth is that mixed recycling does not work. It causes cross-contamination within the bin bags, causing many salon waste items to be sent to landfill, rather than being recycled.
By providing a circular economy for hairdressers through our salon recycling program, Green Salon Collective are the solution.
So far we have saved over 100 tons of salon waste from landfill, and 642 KGs of waste from industry events. We aim to have saved 200 tons by the end of 2023.
Our industry has been operating in a linear economy for far too long. Traditionally, all hairdressing waste is sent to landfill and very little (if any!) gets recycled. There are no benefits for anyone.
The circle in our logo represents the circular economy that we are creating within our industry. With every single decision we make, the first thought is always, "How will this benefit our industry, the environment and/or the community?"
When we deal with your salon waste we are always thinking about how we can reuse, repurpose or recycle this material rather than send it off to landfill. With this mindset, we can create a circular economy with each waste stream that you give us, like the 10 different ways that we are recycling hair.
How we Contribute to a Circular Economy
1. SEND NOTHING TO LANDFILL
Sending waste to landfill is such an outdated concept because there are so many ways all of our waste can be put to work again. We are committed to keeping all hairdressing waste out of landfill.
2. RECYCLE, COMPOST AND RECOVER
We work with local businesses and organisations to ensure that each hairdressing waste stream is converted into something useful.
3. GIVE BACK
Sometimes our services turn a profit but we are not interested in keeping that for ourselves. We use all of our profits to support local charities such as FoodCycle and Haircuts4Homeless. We also financially support tree planting efforts with sales from our Return Boxes.