Who we are...
The germ of an idea over 4 years ago by JC Aucamp a Salon Owner and Award Winning Colour Specialist; “I was horrified by just how much salon waste goes to landfill” says JC.
In 2020 Salon Sustainability was finally born with JC bringing together a team of experts in recycling, packaging and general business to provide a comprehensive waste recovery programme designed specifically for the hair and beauty industry.
The aim is to embrace the entire industry from Freelancers, to small and medium sized salons right up to Super Salons. We give you all the power to easily recycle up to 95% of salon waste. Everything from aluminium foils, colour tubes, chemicals, hair, plastic and paper. We even run a PPE Recovery programme and we offer fully compostable PPE including gowns, aprons and gloves.
We are passionate about what we do and to play our part in creating a cleaner environment and enabling others in our industry to do the same.
100% of our profit from selling on waste for recycling goes directly to support the industry's charity, HABB (Hair and Beauty Benevolent) & along the way, we give business and employment to Enham Trust , a leading UK disability charity committed to supporting disabled people to live, work & enjoy life.
How your salon journey works...
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We are a recycling program designed for the Hair and Beauty industry to make salon recycling simple.
All our Salon Customers have individual bins into which they are encouraged to place the appropriate waste by type. We try and prevent cross-contamination of any waste type but in a busy Salon, some cross-contamination will inevitably occur such as gloves and clips getting tangled in used foils. (Please refer to our in-Salon video on our website, showing correct practices for segregating different waste types).
Salons are provided with corrugated cardboard returns boxes that themselves are made predominantly from recycled fibres. The contents from each separate bin are placed into the returns box and collected by a Courier who uses eco-start delivery vans and is actively engaged in assessing and rolling out electric and hybrid vans.
Full waste returns and PPE boxes are delivered to Enham 3PL, part of the EnhamTrust, a charity that provides life skill jobs for people with disabilities and provides help and support to over 8,000 disabled clients. www.enhamtrust.org.uk
Enham 3PL sort, clean as necessary and bail the individual waste types ready to be delivered to our specialist recyclers. The empty returns boxes will either get reused or if damaged, sent for recycling.
What can salons recycle
Salons can choose to recycle as little or as much as possible by choosing from our 5 recycling bins
Plastics get turned into pellets and sold back to the plastics industry to manufacture new plastic products.
Waste chemicals gets spun by centrifuges to remove all of the water content which could be as much as 90% in hair colour and peroxides.
FOIL & METAL
Metals gets sorted by type (aluminium, steel), cleaned and reprocessed into aluminium ingots and sold on to make foil, cans, confectionery wrapping paper etc.
We make hair booms ourselves for chemical spills and also have a program to compost hair to help grow food.
All our cardboard, papers get processed and ink gets removed from the paper and is sold on as recycled pulp to make cardboard boxes, paper etc.
What our club members say...
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Haringtons - Winchester
“I jumped at the chance to be joined to a forward-thinking business that really helps us sharpen up our green credentials and minimise the salons impact own waste and our carbon footprint! As soon as we had it placed in Haringtons Winchester the whole process has been super easy- from having the bins placed where we need them in the Salon to filling them and having our return boxes collected. We can’t fault it! And our clients LOVE that we are finally doing what we can!”
Jack & The Wolfe
“We were looking for ways to make our salon greener when we joined the Salon Sustainability Club. Shrinking our salons footprint on the environment has been made easy - the friendly couriers whisk our box away as soon as it’s full. Our clients love knowing that they are investing in a salon that cares and we love knowing that our waste is being kept out of landfills and our chemicals out of the oceans!”
We offer bespoke subscription packages to fit your budget.
If you feel the need to purchase single items or additional items for your salon you can do so by using our online
PAY AS YOU GO SHOP
By signing up to one of our 12 month subscription packages, your salon will not only save money but also receive a monthly supply of return boxes and also benefit from discounted pricing.