Auckland hair salon owner joins waste free movement

Auckland salon owner Jo Bosher-Davis couldn't stand the sight of her bin overflowing with hair, used tin foil, and other gross stuff. 

It reached breaking point and she decided she had to act, and make Bronz Hair Design greener.

"Throughout NZ there is thousands of kilograms of waste going into landfill and we just didn't want to be part of that," she told The Project.

In just two months Jo's salon now generates no waste whatsoever, going completely sustainable by adding just $2 to the cost of a service.

"We collect the pony tails and they go to the wig makers and then create hair pieces and wigs for people with alopecia and cancer."

It takes twenty ponytails to make one wig.

There's help for the environment as well as people. Off-cuts are used to produce hair booms that help soak up coastal oil spills.

The nasty chemicals are neutralised and recycled into water to be used in construction and road works.

"It is so easy, all we have to do is put the right thing into the right bucket," says Ms Bosher-Davis.

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