Did you know that the beauty industry creates 877 pounds of waste every single minute? That’s why I-N encourages our salon network to partner with Green Circle Salons (GCS) to provide better alternatives for waste-management in the salon and spa industry. This effort prevents approximately 51 metric tons of CO2 from polluting our atmosphere by keeping 143 metric tons of single use items out of the landfill.
Thanks to our 16,000+ Waste Warriors, GCS has kept 8,181,371 lbs (and counting) of beauty waste out of landfills and waterways since 2009.
Learn The Facts
Hair Clippings - 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. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
Excess Hair Color - 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. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
Used Metals - 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. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
PPE Waste - Although PPE is necessary to keep salon guests and staff safe, it means added waste. GCS PPE program recovers materials like gloves, masks and disinfectant wipes and gives it a new life. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
Single Use Items - 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. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
Papers & Plastics - 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, GCS recycles their paper and plastics. Learn More about GCS initiatives.
Join The Movement
GCS helps to recycle and repurpose up to 95% of salon’s beauty waste including hair clippings, used foils, color tubes, excess hair color and more. Research indicates that 84% of salon guests care about a salon’s environmental impact. Grow your business while being an industry leader and making a difference. Interested in becoming an I-N Green Circle Salon? JOIN NOW