Businesses are now being more monitored than ever before when it comes to our carbon footprint and the amount of wastage we have as a business. You may feel that being in the beauty industry means that you don’t need to contribute as much, because you may only be a small salon. The truth is there are things that every business could be doing to become greener. We all need to make a collectiv e effort, starting now to change the planet. Many businesses believe that by being greener, their profits will suffer – this is simply not the case. Here are some of the ways that you can be more Eco-friendly as a beauty business.
Recycle or Go Digital
As a salon you cannot avoid using some materials. There are however Eco-friendly options to consider or options to reuse certain materials. Paper is a prime example of this. Paper can be reused many times before it is trashed. Be thrifty when considering old promotional material also as this could be used as paper in a new way. If one side of paper is blank, this should be used. It may be a good idea to consider a dedicated bin for recycled paper that will be used again.
Many salons are now doing all their admin work via computer. This is a great way to cut down the wastage in your business as you can use a computer booking system instead of bulky appointment books. You could also use computers for your promotional materials, promoting your business via social media rather than doing a big print run. This will save you time also.
This is another way you can save your business money whilst also being energy efficient. Never leave a light on when it is not needed in your business. The same goes for your restrooms, leaving a friendly reminder to customers to switch off any light switches in the bathroom. One of the easiest ways to be save energy is by using special energy efficient light-bulbs or making use of natural light where possible.
Use Eco-Friendly Washing Equipment
Many laundry detergents or cleaning products can be bad for the environment and the harsh products in them can also be harmful to your clients skin. Switching to more Eco-friendly products will be good for your clients and for the environment. You should also combine washes into bigger loads where possible.
Use Eco-Friendly Products
Changing the products you use on clients could be one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and may end up being a better alternative for your clients. Many of the big branded products are expensive and harmful to the environment so using a more nature friendly alternative should help this out.
There you have it, a few simple ways you can make your beauty business more Eco-friendly. You may find that a lot of your younger clients will welcome more environmentally products into your salon, as they value this as an important shopping priority. In being more Eco-friendly your business can also become more productive so really, it is a win win situation.