We make greener choices every day!
Sustainable Salons Program
The Avenue Hair Studio belongs to the Sustainable Salons program. They rescue up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds repurposing solutions that benefit the environment and give back to our community:
The program has hundreds of salon members (and growing!) in the hairdressing, beauty and pet-grooming sectors across Australia and New Zealand as part of the journey to zero waste.
Sustainable Salons provides our salon with separation bins and outside collection bins for fortnightly collection service.
Plastic packaging is sent to specialist local plastics recyclers where it’s cleaned and made into outdoor furniture and new product packaging, keeping it in circulation and out of our oceans!
All aluminium, foil, colour tubes, cardboard, paper, magazines, razor blades, unwanted tools and select disposables are sold for recycling, and the proceeds from our salon are donated to KiwiHarvest to provide meals for hungry people. A full head of foils provides a quarter of a meal to someone in need!
Hair clippings are collected from the salon floor and stuffed into stockings to make Hair Booms that will help clean up oil spills along our coastlines! Hair is also repurposed in local community gardens for composting or used in sustainable art installations to educate the community.