Bond Hair Religion continue to kick major goals by doing genuinely great things for the planet and the industry at large. The Canberra hair salon has been awarded two important awards – 2018 ACTSmart Business Sustainability award for Small Business and Ministers Award for Leadership for their salon owner Jenni Tarrant, which shows their influence even outside the industry. These awards were predicated by the salon taking their landfill input from 100 per cent to 13 per cent, becoming a model of environmental aspect in their business overall. The awards ceremony recognises organisations that make an outstanding contribution to sustainability across Canberra and the ACT.
The salon’s dedication to the environment shines throughout their salon practices, with the salon using Easydry towels, which are 100 per cent water saving and biodegradable, installing water efficient taps that reduce usage by 56 per cent and introducing a shampoo buy back scheme to reduce their landfill input. Jenni’s win recognises her initiative in propelling these important and dramatic salon changes to make a real difference.
“To be honoured with both awards is a true reflection of mine and Bond’s commitment to bettering our environmental practices and we feel we have successfully achieved the purpose of the ACTSmart Business Recycling program – helping business to commit to helping make Canberra a more sustainable city,” Jenni said.
“Since joining the ACTSmart Business Recycling program water usage at Bond Hair Religion has truly become a model of business sustainability, understanding my commitment to implement the best environmental practices and this is now a staple in my decision making processes,” she continued.
The salon undertook an internal audit to really change their sustainable practices, looking at chemicals, hair metals such as colour tubes and foils, paper, plastics, razor blades, hair clippings, products and electrical tools to reduce chemical wastage, landfill input and water use. The salon also introduced environmentally friendly solutions to products, as well ensuring the team went through training in the use of EcoHead showerheads, Refoil salon foil and EasyDry towels. Next on the agenda is the implementation of solar panels in the roof space and reducing paper wastage almost entirely.
Bond Hair Religion keeps striving and ticking more boxes in their goal of total sustainability – it’s this drive and commitment that sees them recognised as they have been here. Congratulations to Jenni and the team!
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