Horse Meat Disco Salon IS FIGHTING THE WAR ON WASTE...AND WINNING!
Horse Meat Disco Salon has recently been awarded the Certificate of Positive Impact by Sustainable Salons for its commitment to sustainability.
Since joining the program in December 2016, Horse Meat Disco Salon and its loyal clientele have successfully diverted the equivalent of 33Wheelie Bins from landfill, keeping up to 95% of all materials used for salon services in circulation.
Horse Meat Disco Salon has achieved the following sustainability impact on its journey to zero waste:
- 887kg of paper recycled
- 643kg of metals recycled
- 444kg of plastics recycled into new packaging, outdoor furniture, landscaping supplies and underground sheeting for the NBN
- 22kg of e-waste saved from leaching toxins into landfill
- 111kg of glass recycled
- 189L of excess chemicals recycled back into water used in construction and roadworks
- 133kg of hair collected from the salon floor, which can make XX Hair Booms to help clean up oil spills!
“Horse Meat Disco Salon’s unique footprint is one of more than 500 others who are all on this awesome mission to make salon waste history,” says Paul Frasca, Co-founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Salons. “To date, the Sustainable Salons Network across Australia and New Zealand has saved more than 200,000 kilograms of valuable resources from ending up in landfill. But without Horse Meat Disco Salon’s incredible dedication, this number would not be as big and certainly would not be growing!”
But Horse Meat Disco Salon is not just having a positive impact on the environment – when all the salon’s metals and paper are sold for recycling, 100% of the proceeds are donated to OzHarvest to help feed those in need. In fact, a full head of foils provides a quarter of a meal for a hungry Aussie! Horse Meat Disco Salon has so far provided 111 meals!
Plus, the salon is part of the largest network of ponytail donations in the Southern Hemisphere – more than 25,300 ponytails have been collected to help make charitable wigs for cancer and Alopecia Areata sufferers!
By actively participating in the Sustainable Salons program, Horse Meat Disco Salon and its clients continue to help feed the hungry, protect the planet and grow local communities every day!