THE PROBLEM WITH FOIL AND HOW WE CAN HELP GEELONG, BELLARINE AND SURFCOAST HAIRDRESSING SALONS RECYCLE FOIL WASTE
Did you know that Australian hair salons send over 1 million kilos of foil waste to landfill every year? That’s about 715 cars, or 4 jumbo jets. Stacked, it’s a pile taller than Sydney’s Centre Point Tower! Unfortunately, aluminum doesn’t degrade easily. It actually contaminates the soil for 500 years!
Currently in Australia the vast majority of our councils won’t collect dirty foil to recycle. In order for salons to recycle foil in Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine, they would need to rinse the colour off before disposing of it which isn’t really a viable option for many salons as the majority of a junior’s time would be spent rinsing foil because they go through so much. With only 1% of hair salons recycling foil in Australia our eco-salon program will make a difference. We are on a mission to convert the majority of salons in Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine to recycle its foil after use, diverting a 100% recyclable material from landfill.
As a member of our eco-salons Recycling Program, you will receive a transparent sticker to display on your front window to inform your customers that you are eco-conscious and are doing your bit for the environment. You will also be highlighted on our social media channels to inform and educate our followers that your business is environmentally friendly. We will also provide you with a free Microfibre cloth which is great for damp clean-up of heavily soiled surfaces. It can be washed at least 440 times!
Our friendly staff will come in once a fortnight and replace your stylish recycle bin with a new one at a very affordable rate.
The recycled foil will be used as a resource for the making of new aluminum products, making sure we preserve natural resources for future generations.
At Scrap Solutions we are committed to sustainable growth that encourages social responsibility and respect for the planet. Our eco-salon initiative can make all the difference to what was once landfill waste to become a future resource. Contact us now and talk to one of our friendly staff for more details about our services and how it will keep aluminum foils and tubes out of landfills each year, and thank YOU for helping us keep people AND the planet beautiful!