Hair waste from salons recycled to mop up oil spills on sea shores


Hairdressers from UK and Ireland sign up to initiative to protect environment and power National Grid

Hair cuttings from salons are being used to mop up oil spills and hair bleaches, and dyes are being burned to create energy as part of a scheme to make the hairdressing industry greener.

Over the past 10 months, 550 salons across the UK and Ireland have signed up to the Green Salon Collective (GSC), an initiative that reduces salon waste through recycling and education programmes.

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