We are excited and proud to announce that Ivy + Oak is now a Green Certified salon! Our team has partnered with a company called Green Circle to do our part in reducing the footprint we make from all types of hair services.
We’re now able to recycle everything from hair color waste to foils and everything in between. It’s incredible! Since we’re all part of this world, we should be responsible to protect it. At your next visit you’ll notice extra receptacles around the salon, for all types of recyclable materials.
We appreciate your commitment to participate while receiving services. Thanks again for your loyalty and support!
CREATE BEAUTY, NOT WASTE
— WHAT WE RECYCLE WITH GREEN CIRCLE —
helps Ivy + Oak recycle 90% of all the waste from our salon.
Today, 63,000 pounds of hair gets thrown away every day. Every garbage bag of hair produces greenhouse gases as it tries to break down, which contributes to climate change.
Today, over 42,000 pounds of excess hair color, lightener and toner is thrown away every day. When rinsed down the drain, it can find its way back into our drinking water and soil.
Today, over 110,000 pounds of used metal, including hair foils, is thrown away every day in salons in North America. That’s over half the weight of a commercial airplane.
Green Circle helps salons recycle previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes.
Although PPE is necessary to keep salon guests and staff safe, it means added waste. Our PPE program recovers materials like gloves, masks and disinfectant wipes and gives it a new life.
Today, single use items – like nail files, waxing strips and cotton swabs – make up a large portion of beauty waste that ends up in our landfills.
Today, more than half the waste thrown away in salons is paper and plastic. If not properly recycled, these items clutter our landfills. For salons that don’t have access to a local recycling program, we recycle their paper and plastics.