If you are a salon owner, you have more than likely considered the idea of making your environment more sustainable. Here in Australia, we know all about the importance of being eco-friendly and sustainable where we can. But unfortunately, many traditional salon products are unsustainable and not very good for the environment. Salons using traditional products and methods are known to create enormous amounts of trash and waste unnecessary amounts of resources.
The good news is that there are so many easy, accessible and affordable swaps that you can make to create a more eco-friendly environment in your salon.
Switching To Environmentally Friendly Disposable Gloves
One of the first steps you should take is to make the switch over to environmentally friendly disposable gloves, if you are not doing so already. These sorts of gloves completely decompose in a matter of weeks and are of just as high a quality as your traditional salon gloves. As a salon owner, you’ll know just how many gloves you go through each week, and the thought of these sitting in landfills for many decades to come can be quite guilt-inducing.
Ditching Cotton For Disposable Towels
The next step, which may be a bit of a bigger change, is to ditch traditional cotton salon towels for eco-friendly disposable towels. The problem with cotton towels is that they need to be washed and dried, which takes huge amounts of resources to perform and is also very time-consuming. It may seem like you’re creating more waste by using disposable towels, but these towels actually break down in a matter of weeks and can be thrown in with your usual trash.
More Eco Options
The above two points are definitely some of the most important, but some of the other eco-friendly swaps that you can make for your salon include:
- Organic hand sanitiser
- Eco wipes
- Biodegradable coffee cups
- Organic hair products
- Sustainable power sources
Taking the leap towards becoming more sustainable begins with a single step. Your customers will definitely admire you for making the change!
Are you looking to purchase environmentally friendly disposable gloves? Have a look at the glove options that we offer here at Affordable Eco Solutions.