How hairdressing can affect the environment


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Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | February 20th, 2019

Excessive use of hot water can be ultimately damaging to the environment.

Hairdressing, as a general vocation, uses lots of hot water and chemicals that get swept down the drain. Even showering at-home can have an impact. Using hot water that’s powered by an electric heater uses significantly more energy than other household activities.

In the UK, roughly a quarter of all carbon emissions come from residences. Because the perpetrators of co2 emissions are primarily big business types, factories and industries, we like to think that residents barely register on the map.

But we produce a lot of carbon per household, especially in the United States, where about 11% of our total c02 emissions come from residential and business areas.

Ultimately it is everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re curious, the EPA has a calculator that allows you to know, for sure, how much you’re leaving behind.

 

 

 

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