Local salon working to better the environment from just recycling

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One local hair salon is going green. 22News spoke with the owner of Carson’s Bed and Breakfast and Salon to find out how she’s helping the environment. 

If you ever got your hair colored, did you ever wonder where the waste goes and how harmful it may be to the environment? Some salons, and even local salons, are trying to make a difference. 

Susan Caron, owner of Carson’s Bed & Breakfast and Salon, in South Hadley has recently become a member of Greencircle Salon. Greencircle Salon is an organization that takes salon waste and repurposes and recycles it. Carson can recycle materials such as hair, soiled color foils and tubes, aerosols, and excess hair color. 

Susan told 22News, “Especially the hair I love that the hair is made into these long tubes and they are called hair booms, to soak up oil spills and gasoline spills.” 

Carson and her clients are helping the environment from hazardous materials such as ammonia in hair dye and VOC in hairspray from getting into landfills and rivers. Even for those who color their hair at home could be putting hair dye down the drain. 

Susan also told 22News she hopes to make a difference in the world and environment, even if its a small one. She hopes to inspire her clients as well. 

According to Greencircle Salon 2.1 million pounds of waste was diverted from landfills and waterways since 2009.

If you are wondering where you can find a Greencircle Salon near you, you can click here.

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