Have you ever wondered what becomes of all the hair and leftover color after you go to a salon? Most people think it goes in the trash, however, here at The Root Salon, we use an innovative company called Green Circle. Their award-winning program empowers salons to offset their emissions and recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. That includes previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes.
Items are separated into metals, plastics, papers, glass, hair clippings, and color. Over 42,000 pounds of excess hair color, lightener and toner is thrown away every day. When rinsed down the drain, it can find its way back into our drinking water and soil. 63,000 pounds of hair gets thrown away every day. Every garbage bag of hair produces greenhouse gases as it tries to break down, which contributes to climate change.
This is why it’s so important to us here at The Root Salon to do our part in protecting our environment while also providing flawless experiences for our customers!