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olive + elm hair salon named a Certified Sustainable Beauty Business, Commits to Recycling up to 95% of Their Beauty Waste

olive + elm joins over 16,000 Green Circle Salons Waste Warriors dedicated to making a difference


Gilbert, AZ, March of 2020– olive + elm has been named a Certified Sustainable Beauty Business by Green Circle Salons, the industry’s first sustainable solution dedicated to fighting beauty waste and climate change. This partnership solidifies olive + elm's commitment to going green and helping minimize their waste footprint. 

The beauty industry creates 877 lbs of waste per minute. By joining Green Circle Salons’ community of 16,000 Waste Warriors across North America, olive + elm is helping to change that by offsetting their scope 2 carbon emissions and recovering up to 95% of beauty waste. That includes previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes.

“We are so happy to welcome olive + elm hair salon to our community of Waste Warriors. Every single beauty business that joins our movement  helps make the planet (and their place of work) a better, brighter place. Together, we can make a real difference and get closer to having a truly sustainable beauty industry,” said Shane Price, Founder and CEO of Green Circle Salons.

Last year alone, Green Circle Salons’ Waste Warrior community like olive + elm helped to:

  • Keep 1,358,103 lbs of beauty waste out of landfills and waterways

  • Generate 85,866 kWh of clean energy was generated from Waste to Energy. That’s enough to power 94 homes for a month or charge over 7,000,000 smartphones!

  • Avoided 2,742.95 metric tons of Co2e by keeping 1,358,103 lbs of beauty waste (like hair clippings, hair color, PPE, and other single-use items) out of the landfill. That’s the same as taking 610 cars off the road for a full year.


“Becoming a part of Green Circle Salons was a no-brainer when I opened the salon. Now we're saving over 1000 lbs of chemicals and waste a year from being thrown into landfills!"

When businesses send Green Circle Salons their beauty waste, it is recycled, recovered, and repurposed to give beauty waste a new life through their Zero-Waste-to-Landfill-certified process. As a Certified Sustainable Beauty Business, olive + elm is joining the movement to make beauty more beautiful.  


About Green Circle Salons:

Green Circle Salons is a Certified B Corporation on a mission to solve the professional beauty industry’s waste problem. We help salons and spas across the US and Canada reduce their environmental impact by providing a comprehensive, customizable waste management solution to fit each business. Zero-Waste-to-Landfill-certified, the company partners with beauty businesses to recycle and repurpose salon-generated materials such as hair, foils, color tubes, and chemicals. Green Circle Salons also offers education and training resources to help salons adopt more sustainable practices. The company is dedicated to helping the beauty industry become more sustainable and responsible.

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