New laws that took effect January 2012 no longer allow many electronics and other hazardous waste to be placed in landfills. “This is a perfect time for your salon or spa to become a recycling resource for small items such as batteries or cell phones,” says Tamara Jercha, founder of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas ( In doing this, you provide a service for your client and the local community and publicly reinforce your salon’s commitment to the environment.

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