The beauty & spa industry actively contributes to the crushing global waste scale, to which 2bn tonnes of municipal solid waste is added every year.
As GreenSpa.Africa’s Charné le Roux points out in the July 2023 issue of Professional Beauty, the old adage of reduce, re-use, repair and recycle still provides, in order of importance, the best overall guidelines to follow in managing waste.
She continues: “These principles apply from the moment you contemplate a purchase, through the product’s commercial lifespan and up to the point when it no longer holds any economic value to your business.
“Best practice dictates that we start with an engagement process involving all stakeholders. Of course, spas and salons themselves do not manufacture the packaging that is now under the spotlight. A critical part of your waste management plan is therefore to engage with your suppliers and reach an understanding with them to reduce packaging for all your retail products and guest amenities.”
To read more on how your spa can make its waste management more green, read the article on pages 18 to 20 in the magazine. Click here