Greening Case Study – Love and Dye

Love & Dye Hair, Raynes Park (Merton)

Background:
Love & Dye Hair at 187 Worple Road, Raynes Park, opened in April 2013 and provides yoga classes as well as hairdressing. The owners, Piotr Rozanski and Bruce Cox, were keen to run their business sustainably from the start, so got in touch with the Greening Business Programme at Merton Chamber of Commerce to see how it could help. Love & Dye were already using eco-friendly cleaning products, recycling, using water-saving shower heads and latex gloves made from natural rubber – but wanted to do more!

Achievements:
Now, through participating in Greening Business, Love & Dye are expected to save £986 pa by switching to a ‘green’ energy supplier and £35.88 pa by switching their waste service. These changes will also save a huge 10,441kg of CO2 pa. Piotr was also keen to get support developing an Environmental Policy. This is now proudly displayed in the shop window and will hopefully encourage new business.
Support from the Greening Business Advisor also included researching whether a small solar panel would be suitable, if the shop was using the most energy-efficient lighting, and whether a canopy might be a better solution than air-conditioning.

Piotr Rozanski said of Greening Business:”The Advisor was extremely helpful and to the point, so meeting with her was a good use of time. I think the Greening Business programme is fantastic because not only is it making our planet greener but it is also making us happier.”

For more information on Love & Dye (and photos of their ‘green’ nature!) visit their Facebook page

 

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