RED DEER, AB, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - 63,180 lbs of hair clippings, 42,122 lbs of hair colour, 109,512 lbs of foil and colour tubes, and 206,392 lbs of waste paper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items – that's the amount of waste being tossed out by hair salons across North America EVERY SINGLE DAY; that's a whopping total of 421,206 lbs! Chatters Salons is proud to celebrate our one year anniversary of being a part of a comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce our industry's environmental impact on the planet! With 110 locations across Canada we are thrilled to be the largest salon chain in North America that is certified sustainable. To date we have been able to divert 51,271 lbs of waste - that's 10,932 cubic feet of garbage, enough to fill 11 school buses!
From the sourcing of ingredients to the disposal of packaging and products, the salon and beauty industry has long posed many challenges to the environment. With this in mind, we wanted to join forces with Green Circle to take a stand for our planet and work together to reduce our ecological footprint and make our industry more sustainable. Through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, we redirect what was once considered garbage out of our water streams and landfills to be repurposed into innovative green solutions. All hair clippings, extensions, any excess colour and developer, papers and plastics, foils, aerosol cans and colour tubes from Chatters are collected by GCS - and have effectively cut down our waste by 85-95%!
As our customers continue to take an increasing interest in the ethical and environmental impacts of their purchasing power, we are happy to be able to give our guests a genuinely more responsible, and greener choice when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful. As a member of the GCS network, Chatters empowers our customers with the ability to vote with their dollars for positive change. By supporting our salon, our customers have the peace of mind knowing that they are taking meaningful steps to keeping our communities and environment healthy.
Chatters is your official supplier of Style Happy hair days! With talented stylists and a huge selection of professional products, we're your one stop shop for all things hair and beauty! We're proud to be Canadian with 110 salon locations from BC to Newfoundland.
About Green Circle Salons
Green Circle Salons is a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care. Since its inception in 2009, GCS has been building a network of certified salons and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to green solutions including recycling, and the repurposing of hair for the manufacturing of oil spill booms (in partnership with BC Corrections and the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women), emergency bedding (used in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake), and other ongoing sustainable research applications. Today, GCS diverts waste from landfill spaces in every Canadian province and 45 states in the US and has the capacity to service every zip and postal code in North America. GCS works with a growing list of leading green and industry partners including Davines, Kevin Murphy, Goldwell, L'Oreal Professional, Redken, Pureology, Kératase, Matrix, KMS California, Intelligent Nutrients, Neuma and others to come up with innovative green solutions and is committed to giving back 5% of pre‐tax profits to local and international organizations to support programs for creative environmental impact and positive change. Find out more at www.greencirclesalons.ca.
SOURCE Chatters Canada Limited
For further information: Contacts : Chatters Limited Partnership, Canadian Owned and Operated, T: (403) 342-5055, [email protected]; Green Circle Salons (Toronto), Shane Price, T: 1-647-341-6812, [email protected]; Green Circle Salons (Alberta), Will Simpson, T: 1-877-424-2187, [email protected]