Q: When did you start to take sustainability in your business seriously? A: I've always taken sustainability seriously. I'm from a family who always recycled and lived in a sustainable manner so it was always important to me for my business to reflect that. I'm always looking at ways to make the salon more sustainable, from energy saving lights, to switching to biodegradable coffee pods. If there is a more sustainable option I will always explore it.
"It really started for me when I called my local council to get a recycling bin. I was shocked to learn that not only would they not supply me with a recycling bin, but they don't have any recycling bins available for commercial properties. I asked them why and their response was that they dont have the facilities for sorting the recycling. I then asked how that could be true if they collect residential recycling bins - where does that waste go? They had no answer for me so I was left to assume that they don't bother to recycle. This is Leichhardt Council and I would have expected better of them! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and source my own recycling company and I was so pleased to discover Sustainable Salons Australia. It's so nice to find like minded people who care about sustainability as much as I do!"