TG Bespoke Hair Design has gone GREEN! North-east hairdressers can now brush up on their environmental style and recycle waste hair from the salon floor into compost. Keenan Recycling, which transforms food and garden waste into BSI accredited compost, has just introduced hair as a new item that can be composted at their state-of-the-art facility at New Deer, Aberdeenshire.
The firm deals with tens of thousands of tonnes of food and green waste from businesses and local authorities across Scotland. The compost produced from the waste is used on gardens and crops by local businesses and farmers.
It operates a commercial food waste collection service across the North-east and Moray helping businesses to reach recycling targets, and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.
The service is now being rolled out to the hairdressing industry.
Director of Keenan Recycling, Grant Keenan, explains,
Human hair has a high nitrogen level, which is proven to help plants thrive, therefore adding it to the recycling process leads to an increase in slow release nitrogen in the compost, which helps to maintain an even and rich growth. Opening up the commercial food waste service to hairdressers adds another dimension to the compost that we produce.
TG Bespoke Hair Design is the newest salon to use the service in a bid to cut their waste to landfill. Tracey, owner of TG Bespoke Hair Design said,
We are delighted to be the newest hairdressing salon to sign up to this project in Turriff. We are happy to be seen to be doing our bit for the environment and that our disposed hair trimmings are getting used for something worthwhile.
Keenan Recycling was launched in 2001; the company recycles both food and garden waste from Aberdeen City Council and Moray Council and currently only garden waste from Aberdeenshire Council. In 2012/13 Keenan Recycling is set to expand its services into other areas, including Dundee.