Why? “We were so inspired by Paul Frasca, co-founder of Refoil, after hearing him speak at the AHC’s Better Business seminar at Hair Expo last year. We didn’t know we could recycle our foil, and felt guilty for the years we’ve been throwing away all our foil waste in the bin. We recycle because we want to make a difference,” explains Simon. “Our recycler gives us $1.00 per kilogram. Our first weigh-in was $27.00. We donated all proceeds to a worthy cause…It feels good to recycle!” enthuses Natalie.
How? 1. Get everyone involved! Our staff is actively involved in the process. Our clients love us for it and our kids come with us to the recycler. They are the next generation and it is refreshing to see their enthusiasm. For us it’s a family trip to the recycler. Everyone loves it! 2. Get some balls! We all need to get on board and do our bit. It’s easy. We store our Refoil balls in a bin bag at the salon and when the bag is full it comes home with us and is stored in our garage. The recycler accepts plastic bags and there is no minimum weight. That means we don’t have to store the Refoil balls in the garage for too long.
For hair salons interested to recycle with the same recycler, please contact the recycler direct: United Scrap Metal Traders PTY LTD. 913 Lytton Rd, Murrarie, Queensland 07 3890 2637