Autumn is here!
It’s now officially autumn, and this is also a great time to tell you all about our sustainable journey as an organic hairdresser.
In this post, we want to highlight two important campaigns that are running this month. You might want to get involved in them yourself!
And then we’ll tell you all about how at The Point we’re doing our bit, every day.
Recycling week by WRAP
Recycle Week is funded by DEFRA (amongst other organisations) and is Recycle Now’s flagship annual event. Recycle Now is part of an organisation called WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).
RW a celebration of recycling in the UK. Basically, it encourages retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments, and the media to unite in one goal: to excite everyone into “recycling more of the right things, more often”.
This year’s theme: ‘Step It Up this Recycle Week’
We’re all doing our best, but at The Point we believe we can always step it up and do a little bit more! And that’s this year’s Recycle Week theme. Awesome.
Organic September – Soil Association
The second September event tackles climate change, diet related ill-health, and the extensive decline in wildlife. Organic September is a campaign to help raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming.
The campaign’s strongest emphasis is on food, but The Point believes that organic hairdressers – hell, organic everything – can only be a good thing!
The Point’s journey to better sustainability
Like you, we’re on a sustainable journey. That means we see our efforts as ongoing and improvable.
Here are a few of the things we do at the salon to help reduce our impact on our little planet. We:
- recycle your hair (see below for how!)
- use compostable towels
- recycle the tin foil used for colouring hair
- recycle all paper used in the salon
- use organic products as much as we can (we’re hoping to only use 100% organic one day)
- recycle/repurpose PPE, waste colour, and chemicals (no chemicals down the sink, except what’s rinsed off when shampooing).
Keeping the miles low
To keep the mileage low, we like to use local companies where possible, to help us with these efforts where we can. They include:
As well as amazing national companies like:
Green Salon Collective (of which we’re a proud member)
A lot of the time, longer hair can be donated to make wigs. (In fact, we collect longer hair and send it to The Little Princess Trust, who make wigs and hair pieces for young cancer sufferers or young people experiencing hair loss for other reasons.)
But what about shorter hair?
Every time you visit the salon – whether you have long or short hair – we recycle your hair in a very exciting way.
Thanks to Green Salon Collective, your hair helps the global effort to reduce oil from our seas.
How? With amazing things called ‘booms’.
Green Salon Collective describe hair booms like this:
“Essentially, a hair boom is hair cuttings of any length or colour tightly packed into cotton or nylon tubes. When placed in either water or on the shores of beaches, these booms will stop oil from spreading, saving wildlife and the natural landscape.”
How amazing is that?
We also offer anyone to take their own hair cuttings home for composting!
We’re all in this together
There’s one final thing that can make a huge difference: transport. We’re so close to Brighton station and bus links, that you can easily take public transport to get to us. Not only does that reduce the carbon footprint of your haircut, you can avoid the expense of parking your car in Brighton!
Join our mission!
And we don’t want it to stop there. We’re continually finding ways to step up our mission. We want to be able to cut and colour your hair with minimal impact on the earth.
If you have any questions or ideas for us, we’d love to hear them!
Also, we’d love to hear your ideas about reusing, recycling, and repurposing.
So, if you want to get your hair cut or styled at an organic hairdresser that actively minimises their impact on the earth, book online here!
The Point lives in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton, and is a stone’s throw from Brighton Railway Station. That makes us perfect even if you live further afield, in places such as Worthing, Littlehampton, Hove, Shoreham, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Newhaven, even London, Croydon, or Crawley.
The Point is an LGBTQ+ and Trans-Friendly salon, charging gender neutral prices. Have a look at what we do.