As of right now, Zazou is proud and able to recycle 98% of its waste! We’ve partnered with Green Circle Salon Group, a company dedicated to supporting the Salon and Spa industry in reducing the impact we have on the earth and its future.
Not only do they recycle all our paper and plastic…they recycle even the stuff the District won’t take. They’ll also be recycling all our foils, colour tubes – even the little plastic lids on the colour tubes, any waste chemicals that doesn’t make it onto your head, and you guessed it – your hair will be used to make hair mats and booms to aid in the clean-up of oil spills, an even greater step to aid our planet.
What happens to the chemical waste? Once at the warehouse, the company Green Circle partners with in Illinois puts it through one of two processes. The first is when clean water is removed and returned to Illinois’ water system (lakes, streams etc). The remainder that cannot be broken down further goes to a lined landfill facility where it is properly housed. Or, the chemical goes through a process of incineration to create clean energy
This huge step to help Mother Earth comes with a small additional price to every guest that gets a hair service – $1.95, not bad considering the impact it will have on the environment.
Here is Green Circle’s Mission Statement: We are a new company with a mission to provide green solutions to the salon and spa industry. We do this in a way that is affordable and achievable and most importantly, with impact. We believe that small steps to transform each salon or spa, with the help of customers and employees, over time, will make that green conversion possible and sustainable.
To read more about Green Circle, click here