You Beauty: Your Haircut is Contributing to Global Warming

by Marci Robin
  • When you get a haircut and the discarded hair is swept into garbage bags, an environmentally unfriendly process begins. The hair essentially mummifies, and when it ends up in a landfill, it contributes to 18 percent of U.S. methane emissions. That’s why a Canadian organization called Green Circle Salons is helping salons across North America make less wasteful choices, even with snipped-off hair.