Water Usage and Energy Efficiency for Product Manufacturing
During the production phase, most beauty products consume high amounts of water, paper and other resources. Sustainability in the beauty industry must address the manufacturing phase and identify ways to save water and become energy efficient. Increasing energy efficiency throughout the production process can be one of the most direct ways to reduce carbon emissions.
Water Usage and Energy Efficiency for Spas/Salons
Due to the use of equipment, such as washing machine, blow dryers, pedicure chairs, and other types of equipment, salons and spas can consume lots of energy on a daily basis. There are very simple green friendly practices, from using CFL blubs to installing a programmable thermostat that can be implemented to lower energy consumption. These small green steps not only save energy but can also save money.
Water consumption in spas and salons is also extremely high due to the constant washing of hair and towels in hair salons and the use of pedicure chairs in nail salons. The easiest and most cost effective way to save water includes installing water savings devices, such as low faucet aerators to minimize water use.
GE Water (2007) Solutions for Sustainable Water Savings - A Guide to Water Efficiency
Northern Ireland Business Information - Water Use and Energy Efficiency in Chemical Manufacturing
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Reichardt, Klaus. Spa Management: Water Conservation
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