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for the pro's: 5 ways to be more sustainable in your salon

We may not think about it often, but salons can produce a lot of waste. For instance, did you know that foils currently aren’t being recycled? “95% of all aluminum can be recycled over and over again, including the foils and color tubes that are used in salons. Now properly recycled, this will help to reduce the need for more landfill space, reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources, and decrease the amount of toxins going into our landfill sites. *BeautyworldNews 

Backbar and refill sizes are a great way to use less packaging, eliminate waste, and save money. One backbar size bottle of the wizard detangling primer will refill a retail size bottle over 4x! You can also encourage clients to purchase liter bottles next time they want to stock up on their favorite shampoo and conditioner to reduce plastic waste. 

purchase larger refill sizes when you can

Backbar and refill sizes are a great way to use less packaging, eliminate waste, and save money. One backbar size bottle of the wizard detangling primer will refill a retail size bottle over 4x! You can also encourage clients to purchase liter bottles next time they want to stock up on their favorite shampoo and conditioner to reduce plastic waste. 

join TerraCycle™

To reduce amika's virgin plastic production, we've partnered with TerraCycle to create a free recycling program for all our packaging, except for aerosols. For aerosols, recycle via your local recycling facility. Collect your empties and send them in to TerraCycle using a free shipping label. You can even take this a step further by incentivizing your clients to recycle their empties at the salon with a discount on their next purchase. A win win! 

plants, plants, plants!

Fill your salon with a variety of plants to produce oxygen! You can even repurpose empty product containers as planters. amika mask tubs make great homes for new plants.  

use environmentally conscious cleaning products

If you’re able to, opt for cleaning products that are more earth friendly. Not only are you being a friend to the planet, but you’re also being an amazing friend to your clients by using non-toxic cleaning products.  

cut down on energy and paper waste

Even small fixes like energy efficient bulbs and conscious water usage can make an impact on your salon’s waste output. You can also minimize paper waste by reducing or eliminating paper products in your salon altogether.  

Share your sustainability stories with your clients to inspire them to make changes, too! An impact starts when all of our friends start making little changes. 

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