The Disco Salon IS FIGHTING THE WAR ON WASTE...AND WINNING!
The 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, The Disco Salon and its loyal clientele have successfully diverted 95% of their salon resources from landfill, keeping these materials used for salon services in circulation.
The Disco Salon has achieved the following sustainability impact on its journey to zero waste:
- 2330kg of paper recycled
- 1689kg of metals recycled
- 1166kg of plastics recycled into new packaging, outdoor furniture, landscaping supplies and underground sheeting for the NBN
- 350kg of hair collected from the salon floor, which could soak up 1165L of oil 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!” -2017
But The 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, 4 full head of foils provides a meal for a hungry Aussie! So far 169,000 meals have been provided to Ozharvest through the Sustainable Salons Network since 2015.
Plus, the salon is part of the largest network of ponytail donations in the Southern Hemisphere – more than 169,635 ponytails have been collected to help make charitable wigs for cancer and Alopecia Areata sufferers!
By actively participating in the Sustainable Salons program, The Disco Salon and its clients continue to help feed the hungry, protect the planet and grow local communities every day!
The Disco Salon is also a AHC Green Select Member, this is an accreditation awarded by Australian Hairdressing Council for excellence in green initiatives in the salon environment. To be a Green Select salon we went through an accreditation process, which covers recycling, water usage, energy consumption, environmentally sustainable product usage, composting and environmental policy. We live and breathe being green!