It’s fantastic to hear that since starring in our latest sustainability podcast, Melenie Tudor has turned the heat up on her plight to help save our planet.
The owner of En Route Hair & Beauty in Wakefield has launched an offensive against single-use plastic waste generated by sales of shampoo and conditioner bottles in her salon. As part of this she has introduced a refill station to invite customers to reuse, recycle, and refill their empty product containers so that as many plastic items can be averted from landfill as possible.
In a recent survey of over 100 En Route Hair & Beauty customers, 75% indicated that they would be very likely to bring their bottles back for refill. This is translating into action, and Melenie has already seen 25 customers use the new refill station to give fresh life to 48 shampoo bottles and 30 conditioner bottles.
“We’re aiming for 1,000 as our first milestone,” Melenie explains. “78 is a good start and I’m pleased with that figure in the first couple of weeks of launching the refill bar. Hairdressing isn’t the kindest industry to the planet with all the product waste, water and electricity usage. I’m changing things to reduce my business’ waste and its negative environmental footprint.”
Awesome work Melenie. Let’s here it for the girls once again!
To listen to Melenie’s podcast with Karine Jackson, click HERE.
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