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Bond Hair Religion Wins Sustainability Award

Canberra salon Bond Hair Religion has been lauded for their approach to the environment. The eco-conscious salon took out the Small Business category at the ACTSmart Business Sustainability Awards.

BHR 2015 ACTSmart Business Sustainability Awards - Small Business Winner

Bond Hair Religion at the ACTSmart Business Sustainability Awards

The salon has completely changed around their attitude and practices towards sustainability in the past 12 months alone, a stunning reminder that it’s never too late to make a difference. Practices put into place include implementing Ecohead shower heads, which use 56 per cent less water than the average shower head, adopting Refoil 100 per cent recyclable foils, changing to LED light bulbs, using Easydry disposable towels, recycling boxes and more.

The salon is also more specific with their colour measurements and has made correspondence with clients largely electronic, rather than wasting paper. This has changed a business that was 100 per cent landfill a year ago to one that fully prioritises recycling, water and energy saving, waste management and biodegradable materials.

“To be honoured with this award is a true reflection of Bond’s commitment to bettering our environmental practices,” said Bond’s owner and creative director, Jenni Tarrant. “Since joining the ACTSmart Business Recycling program water usage at Bond Hair Religion has dropped by at least 60 per cent, electricity consumption has reduced despite an increase in the number of clients serviced, recycling has gone from 0 per cent to 80 per cent and more.”

2015 Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards - Small Business Winners

Small Business Winners at the CTSmart Business Sustainability Awards

As part of their environmental overhaul the salon also had all staff attend training and obtained different receptacles for recycling purposes.

This strong commitment to the environment was duly rewarded, and serves as a reminder to all of us how viable reducing our collective carbon footprint can be.

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