Thursday, 1 June 2017

P.S... Goes Green All Over

We strive to be an eco-salon.  For us this means thinking GREEN at all opportunities.
Whether it is suppliers, waste and recycling, or saving water and electricity.

Our supplier of all hairdressing products is Davines.  They have recently been granted Bcorp status, meaning they are working hard to be a socially responsible company.  Their production methods and materials are chosen to ensure they are as environmentally friendly as possible.

We are able to recycle most of our waste with our waste company.  We have found ways to recycle more unusual items, giving our biscuit wrappers to a charity that can recycle them, passing non-recyclable packing materials on to a delivery company on the High Street.

But our wheelie bin is still almost full every fortnight. 
So, if there are things that can’t be recycled, the next step surely is asking- do I really need to get this in the first place?

A worrying statistic when it comes to waste is that half of plastic waste comes from items that are designed to be used only once.
The four biggest contributors?
Drinking Straws,
Carrier Bags
Bottled Water
Takeaway coffee cups.

As a challenge in June we have decided to each make a small change in our behaviour and see if we can stick to it.

We will post again soon to let you know how we got on.

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