Green Circle Salons – Waste Warrior

Lounge Hair Studio


The Lounge Hair Studio and our team members is proud to do our part in reducing the waste created by our industry.  One service at a time and with the support of our clients we continue to do our part.


Thank you to our clients and Green Circle Salons!

Dear Waste Warriors,

Green Circle Salons is excited to announce that we have once again achieved the Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification! The certification states that 100% of Green Circle Salons’ waste footprint never goes to landfill and is minimized through the following means:

  • Over 700 tonnes of Beauty Waste was diverted from landfill in 2022
  • 67% is recycled, including metals, plastic and cardboard packaging
  • 33% is recovered as waste-to-energy

This achievement is our promise to you that together, we are creating a greener future! The certification is valid for the next two years and is the third time Green Circle has been recognized for our environmental efforts and commitment to addressing our waste footprint.


“At Green Circle Salons, we are on a mission to solve the professional beauty industry’s waste problem—and it’s a big problem. The beauty industry creates 877 pounds of waste per minute, a staggering amount of material that has a tremendous impact on the environment. We’ve been engineering solutions to these challenges since 2009, and are thrilled to once again be recognized by the Carbon Trust as an industry leader,” said Shane Price, Founder and CEO of Green Circle Salons. 


How we achieve the certification:

  • Green Circle Salons carefully sorts and weighs incoming beauty waste that arrives at its warehouses and works with vetted vendor partners to achieve the highest and best use of each waste stream. To achieve this Standard, Green Circle Salons worked with the Carbon Trust assurance team to provide supporting evidence, including data measurement, completeness, and accuracy. The Carbon Trust assessment team audited the entire chain of custody, including performing site visits and interviews to confirm proper waste management processes protocol and validate results at every stage of the recovery process. 


Thank you for being a part of our Waste Warrior community. Together, we are helping create a more sustainable beauty industry!


Sustainably yours, 
The Green Circle Salons Team