Salon bidding to be greenest in county

A Shrewsbury business is bidding to be most eco-friendly hair salon in the region by launching a green campaign.

Toni & Guy in Castle Street has made a decision to be as environmentally aware as possible and is even putting trimmed hair to good use.

Salon manager Lauren Foskett explained: “We have always recycled foils, colour tubes and bottles - this is particularly important as they are harmful to the environment.

“Most of our general waste is also being recycled and we responsibly dispose of all paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and batteries.

“We have now made a conscious decision to review all aspects of the salon's everyday operation to ask if we make it green?

“A friend mentioned that hair makes great compost so customers' hair clippings and other biodegradable waste are now being sent to be used on a local farmer’s field in Arscott, meaning even less waste sent to landfill.

“I think we are the only salon in Shropshire to be doing this but it would be great if others would follow suit.”

Toni & Guy in Shrewsbury, which is run as a locally-owned franchise of the international brand, also offers eco refills on label.m shampoos and conditioners.

Lauren continued: “This encourages customers to recycle and improve their awareness and we are finding that the salon team are all enthused by my passion for making a real contribution to the environment.”

She said that she was now taking suggestions from colleagues and customers about other environmental improvements the salon could achieve.

“We want to become as sustainable as possible so are looking at introducing other green initiatives,” she added.

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