Excellent Edges have made the move to sustainable packaging for their popular Fish Kit range. The professional scissor giant has designed a new scissor box for Australian customers which is made from sustainably sourced Bamboo and features no plastic ingredients or wrapping. Even the mailbags are now fully recyclable.
“There has been significant change in the hairdressing salon sector in regards to waste, and that’s great,” said Director of Excellent Edges, Pete Walstab. “So the flow on from that has been to address what we do as a supplier to this industry. This is more evidence that it’s important to maintain and increase an awareness around reducing plastic use and waste, and hopefully it sparks a change of thinking within the industry,” Pete said.
The Fish Kit range has been further modified, as the Excellent Edges team identified other steps they could take to reduce their plastic waste, through opting for a steel centre screw to replace the abalone shell and plastic pawa shell, as plastic and the ocean don’t mix.
The Excellent Edges team also noticed that finger inserts, which had previously been automatically included with scissor purchases, were in fact optional for some of their customers. Rather than adding them to every scissor, it’s now a choice made by the hairdresser whether they will require them or not, ensuring that they don’t get thrown away by hairdressers or barbers who don’t want them.
“I think for too long people say ‘I’m only one person or company, so how can I make a difference?’ As responsible stakeholders of our planet, we have to change this mentality. Yes, we may not make a difference individually, but if this influences others then collectively we can be many and make real impact,” Pete said.
Excellent Edges’ plan for the future is to filter their new packaging initiative all the way through their range, with the hope of support from the industry and consumers.