Paul was a high profile hairdresser when he met his girlfriend who was studying sustainable fashion. This got him to thinking about what could be done with hairdressing waste. The pair set of on undertake a rubbish audit of over 170 hair salons to understand the types and volumes of waste they discarded. They discovered that most hairdressers produced the same types of wast - , paper, plastic, foil and hair. Thus, Sustainable Salons was formed.
Sustainable Salons has created a bin system designed specifically for separating hairdressing waste. They educate hairdressers on how to use the bin system to gain maximum value from the discarded waste. The paper, plastic and aluminum foil are all recycled. The hair is used for making wigs for children with alopecia and can be used to make 'Hair Boons' - a sausage like product which can be used for soaking up oil spills.
For further information visit the Sustainable Salons Website.