Green Circle Salons is a great thing!
They are a service company that specializes in 100% Recycling of all salon wastes. All to make our world greener. This unique program takes all wastes including HAIR, FOILS, AEROSOL CANS, CHEMICAL TUBES and traditional PAPER, PLASTICS, ALUMINUM and GLASS.And they do some really cool things. So far they have recycled 2,359,969.21 lbs of materials. That is pretty insane!
Salons produce difficult-to-manage waste often contaminated with bleach, hair color, and other chemicals. A typical salon has high water consumption, high energy usage, and releases chemical by-product down the drain. At the same time many salons strive to be eco-friendly wherever possible, to attract green-minded clients and reduce their footprint.
As salons create beauty, they make waste.
Green Circle Salons is the beauty industry’s pathway to sustainability. At our core we are innovators, pioneering truly sustainable solutions for repurposing, recycling, and capturing 95% of salon and spa waste since 2009. Our 1500+ member salons span nearly every state and province in North America. We serve our member salons via our fleet of carbon offset vehicles and carbon offset couriers. We teach each member salon how to properly separate materials for collection and how to attract new green-minded clients. We further serve our salons by coaching them in making green changes to the operations of their salon such as LED lighting, renewable energy, organic tea and coffee, eco-friendly cleaning products, and installing water saving faucets in a way that saves money, month after month.
We are committed to giving back 5%
That is of our pre-tax profits to work with local and international organizations to support programs that create positive social and environmental change.
Our member salons are truly the greenest salons in the world.
Human hair has purpose:
Green Circle manufactures hair booms for the purposes of oil spill cleanup. Human hair has the same adsorbent properties as an animal’s fur or feathers and proves extraordinarily effective at removing oil from water. We donate booms to any party in the event of an oil spill.