Amazyng Style Salon Joins Sustainability Initiative
Apr 30, 2016 07:55PM
As a member of Green Circle Salons (GCS), Tia Mazy and her salon Amazyng Style, in Sinking Spring, are beginning a comprehensive recycling/reuse program to significantly reduce environmental impact. The program helps to redirect out of water streams and landfills things once considered garbage: hair, foils, color tubes, paper, plastics and liquid chemical waste.
LED lighting and other eco-friendly materials were used during the salon’s remodel, and the use of organic and natural hair color and hair care products creates an ammonia-free environment.
Instead of sending excess color, perm solutions and ammonia down the drain and into the water stream, excess chemicals will be sent to a hazardous waste facility where it will be incinerated to produce clean energy.
Foils and color tubes will be properly recycled, reducing the need for more landfill space and dependence on non-renewable resources, and decreasing the amount of toxins going into landfill sites.
GCS, in connection with various partners, is looking at ways that hair can play an important role in a number of commercial applications. For example, hair can be used in oceans to help in oil spill cleanup and recovery projects. Through Amazyng Style’s alignment with GCS, they hope to ameliorate their ecological footprint by implementing simple changes to make both the salon, and the industry, more sustainable.