Did you know that you can recycle up to 95% of salon waste?

Today I’m joined by J.C Aucamp, the co-founder of Salon Sustainability. He will be sharing some seriously important stuff in this interview on better practices to help make your salon and barbering business become more sustainable in 2021. You’re going to learn today on how you can recycle up to 95% of salon waste which includes aluminium foils, colour tubes, hair, plastic and paper, and how you can run a PPE Recovery programme.

Salon Sustainability is all about doing things designed to make recycling easy for our industry.  Whether you’re a freelance hairdresser, employed or self employed, Salon Sustainability allows you to do your part for the environment and future generations.

The mantra of Salon Sustainability says, ‘Together we can create a better future for our planet’. And after hearing this conversation with J.C, I hope that it will inspire you to starting making you play your part towards this.

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Today’s Guest

Salon Sustainability was founded by twins JC and Jacus Aucamp. JC himself is a salon owner and has been in the hair industry for over 23 years.He has always been passionate about the environment as he is about hairdressing. “I began to  notice just how much waste one salon produces and realised it was time to do something about it

Show notes:

Heres some of what we discuss in todays episode with J.C Sustainability

  • Start: Intro.
  • 05 min 50 sec: About Salon Sustainability .
  • 09 min 13 sec: Keeping the recycling programme as simple as possible.
  • 11 min 26 sec: What happens to recycling foil?
  • 15 min 04 sec: Recycling hair.
  • 21 min 27 sec: Chemical recycling.
  • 24 min 23 sec: How the recycling works with Salon Sustainability.
  • 36 min 11 sec: PPE waste.
  • 37 min 40 sec: How much does it cost to recycle with Salon Sustainability.
  • 39 min 38 sec: Put a green price on your client.
  • 43 min 46 sec: Advice to setting up a more sustainable salon.
  • 44 min 50 sec: Refill station.
  • 46 min 40 sec: How to get your salon excited in salon sustainability.
  • 51 min 49 sec: Find out more.


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