TORONTO, October, 11th 2023– Green Circle Salons, the beauty industry’s first, and the largest sustainable salon solution dedicated to fighting beauty waste and climate change, has reached a milestone: 10 million pounds of beauty waste recovered since they started in 2009. This landmark achievement leveraged the collective power of Green Circle Salons’ 16,000+ Waste Warriors, a community of beauty professionals who are committed to making a difference. 

The problem Green Circle Salons and its community are trying to solve is a formidable one. The beauty industry creates 877 pounds of waste per minute, including hair clippings, used foils, color tubes, excess hair color, paper, plastic, and more. If that waste is traditionally disposed of, it has far-reaching climate and environmental justice implications. 

That’s where Green Circle Salons comes in. Its award-winning program empowers beauty businesses to offset their emissions and recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. Salon professionals collect and ship their waste, after which Green Circle Salons carefully sorts and weighs each box and through their Zero Waste to Landfill certified program works with vetted vendor partners to achieve the highest and best use of each stream. Whether salons are generating 20 pounds or 2,000 pounds of beauty waste, Green Circle Salons offers customized solutions to help them be  green and reduce their environmental footprint. 


“We’re so happy to celebrate this historic milestone, one that shows how committed the beauty industry is to preserving the beauty of our environment. The journey to 10M started with a single pound, and every ounce recovered along the way counts. Together, our team of professionals and Waste Warriors are giving waste a better purpose and making a real difference in the health of our planet,” said Shane Price, Founder and CEO of Green Circle Salons.

About Green Circle Salons: 

Green Circle Salons is a Certified B Corporation on a mission to solve the professional beauty industry’s waste problem. We help beauty businesses across the US and Canada reduce their environmental impact by providing a comprehensive, customizable waste management solution to fit each business. The company partners with salons to recycle and repurpose salon-generated materials such as hair, foils, color tubes, and chemicals. Green Circle Salons also offers education and training resources to help salons adopt more sustainable practices. Zero Waste to Landfill certified, the company is dedicated to helping the beauty industry become more sustainable and responsible.

Media contact: 

Alexandra Elich-Burr
Kingston Marketing Group


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