(Holly Recently Shared Her Press Release With Us)
63,180 lbs of hair clippings, 42,122 lbs of hair colour, 109,512 lbs of foil and colour tubes, and 206, 392lbs of
wastepaper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items – that’s the amount of waste being tossed out by
hair salons across North America EVERY SINGLE DAY; that’s a whopping total of 421,206 lbs! As a newly
Green Circle Certified Salon, we are proud to announce that Ash & Willow Eco Salon is now part of a
comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce our industry’s
environmental impact on the planet.
From the sourcing of ingredients to the disposal of packaging and products, the salon and beauty industry has
long posed many challenges to the environment. With this in mind, we wanted to join forces with Green Circle
to take a stand for our planet and work together to reduce our ecological footprint and make our industry more
sustainable. Through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, we will be redirecting what was once
considered garbage out of our water streams and landfills to be repurposed into innovative green solutions.
Starting September 19, all hair clippings, extensions, any excess colour and developer, papers and plastics,
foils, aerosol cans and colour tubes from Ash & Willow Eco Salon will be collected by GCS - effectively cutting
down our salon’s total waste, literally overnight, by 85-95%!
As our customers continue to take increasing interest in the ethical and environmental impacts of their
purchasing power, we wanted to give our customers a genuinely more responsible, and greener choice when it
comes to looking and feeling beautiful. As a member of the GCS network, Ash & Willow empowers our
customers with the ability to vote with their dollars for positive change. By supporting our salon, our customers
have the peace of mind knowing that they are taking meaningful steps to keeping our communities and
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