Types of Waste that can be Recycled
If you are used to mixing trash together in the same bin in your salon, now is the time to stop! It will end up reaching our landfills, our oceans and pollute the environment.
Instead, always try to have up to 2-3 separate recycle bins in your salon to sort the waste accordingly.
#1 Aluminium Foils, Cans and Tubes
One of the most common types of recyclable waste in the salon industry is aluminium.
Did you know that by not recycling the aluminium foils, you waste a 100% recyclable resource?
In Australia, for example, almost 1,500 tons of recyclable aluminium adds up to the landfills each year.
Such a pity, when you think that in just 60 days, all this aluminium waste can be fully recycled! Compared to plastic, which requires 30% energy use in the recycling process, aluminum takes only 5% of the energy needed for production.
When it comes to product packaging, beware that the colour tubes and other containers can be made of aluminium. So read the product’s label carefully before throwing it away.
If you’re using NATULIQUE’s Natural Hair Colours, keep in mind that the packaging is always fully recyclable. So always make sure you dispose the tubes correctly after creating the gorgeous hairdos!
#2 Plastic Waste
Recycling can be problematic for plastic because it can be easily contaminated and not be suitable for recycling.
Some packaging can still contain hazardous residue after use. So make sure the plastic is clean and have no odor before recycling.
At NATULIQUE, the PET plastic we use is environmental friendly and fully recyclable. So beware to dispose it correctly! From our nourishing Everyday and Moisturizing Hair Care families to our Colour Shield Family, you will be able to enjoy NATULIQUE’s hair care lines without worrying about the environment.
After using the very last drop of your favourite NATULIQUE product, make sure to remove the pumps and lids before throwing the bottles in the recycle bin. They can contain small metal springs that do not belong in the plastic bin.
#3 Recyclable Rock Paper
We hope that you are already using our Brochures and Retail Folders. Because there is no better way to educate your clients about NATULIQUE while they are waiting for their appointment in the salon. Did you know that our marketing material is printed on recyclable paper?
Rock paper is made of limestone, and contains absolutely no wood fibre unlike traditional paper.
Not a single drop of water is used in its production process. Its binding agent contains zero hazardous chemicals, and emits only a very low percentage of CO2 when burned.
This paper is biodegradable and it can be recycled together with plastic. So, when you are done using them, you can place all the rock paper materials in the same recycling bin as your plastic waste.
#4 Hazardous Waste
As a part of NATULIQUE’s mission, we continuously strive to find the most efficient ways to reduce waste in our supply chain. For one, the aerosols we use for our spray products are not hazardous!
How is that even possible? Well, it’s all related to the propellants we use – or the so-called compressed “air” in the packaging that enables the spray effect.
We have replaced our propellants with a DME gas which is obtained through an environmental friendly program. This is a 100% sustainable resource which leaves 0% carbon footprints and uses 0% non-sustainable resources in the ground of Mother Earth.
So you can use your favourite Natural Styling spray product, with maximum efficacy without harming the environment!
You might wonder how you dispose of the spray cans after you finished using products such as NATULIQUE’s Volumizing Dry Shampoo or Volume Shape Hair Mousse?
Once they are completely empty, and contain no residue, remove the detachable plastic lids. Usually, these cans can be placed in the common bin for cans or tins. Just ask the hauler if they are accepted for recycling.
If they still contain any substance, the recipients should be separated from general waste and brought to the hazardous waste collection site.
All in all, it is important to bear in mind that recycling and reusing is essential to becomeing a greener salon.
There is no wonder why we should all become more conscious and include the recycling culture in our daily schedule – waste management has become the ultimate trend in the salon industry!
Do you want to do even more for the environment? Click here to learn more about how you can improve your salon’s ecological footprint or here to get to know how you can beat air pollution in your salon!