Conscious Salon

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Are You Among the Cap-Conscious?

Good for you for recycling plastic water bottles — but are you leaving the bottle caps on as you conscientiously recycle? If that’s the case, you are actually getting in the way of your own green efforts. It turns out that leaving on those little caps can cause your water bottles to be rejected —and prevent them from being recycled at all.

Good for you for recycling plastic water bottles — but are you leaving the bottle caps on as you conscientiously recycle? If that’s the case, you are actually getting in the way of your own green efforts. It turns out that leaving on those little caps can cause your water bottles to be rejected —and prevent them from being recycled at all.


Salon Bogar in Londonderry, N.H., is championing this cause with their Operation Bottle Caps Recycling Program. Salon Bogar’s affiliation with eco-friendly Aveda Corporation, who started the Recycle Caps program, inspired the salon’s own local effort to further protect the environment. The salon encourages its clients to bring their plastic bottle caps to its guest services team. Once collected, the caps are recycled and ultimately turned into new packaging for Aveda products (like hair color and shampoo).


“Operation Bottle Caps was something we knew our salon had the potential to do in a very big way. We are a unique local recycling location for something that we and everyone in our community uses on a daily basis,” says salon co-owner Amy Lamparelli.


To learn more about cap recycling, go to www.aveda.com.

Keywords:   eco-friendly     recycling  

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