Nurture green salon & spa, a newly green circle-certified salon, is now part of a comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce the industry’s impact on the environment.
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, Nurture officials said.
The business is located at 182 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
According to the company, 63,180 pounds of hair clippings, 42,122 pounds of hair color, 109,512 pounds of foil and color tubes, and 206, 392 pounds of wastepaper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items are being tossed out by hair salons across North America every single day.
“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,” the company said in a news release. “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 re-purposed into innovative green solutions.”
Since May 1, all hair clippings, extensions, any excess color and developer, papers and plastics, foils, aerosol cans and color tubes from Nurture will be collected by Green Circle Salons, effectively cutting down the salon’s total waste by 85-95 percent, the company said.
“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,” officials said.