February 2014

Proud to be Green!

Green Circle Salon

For almost two years now, we’ve been a part of a very important movement within our industry. If you’re not already familiar with them, Toronto-based Green Circle Salons is a small company with BIG ideas. Their goal? To make the Canadian salon industry sustainable by the year 2020. And with participation growing from salons nationwide, together we are surely making a difference.

When we first learned of this concept, we didn’t even hesitate to sign on. To be able to keep items from our daily operations out of landfills is exactly the kind of movement we want to be a part of! Items that we used to deem wasteful like hair, foils, and colour tubes, are now sorted in-house and picked up by GCS for recycling. They’ve re-used the hair for things like cleaning up oil spills and the foils/colour tubes are easily repurposed into other materials. The program also gives us the resources to properly dispose of chemicals rather than rinsing them down the drain.

We are so happy to be a Green Circle Salon and take pride in knowing that we’re doing our part to help keep our people and our planet beautiful. If you’d like to learn more about Green Circle Salons, you can visit them at http://www.greencirclesalons.ca/

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