Disposable towels: an ethical way to stabilise costs

Published 14th Dec 2022 by Josie Jackson
Disposable towels: an ethical way to stabilise costs Some salons and spas are ditching laundry in favour of disposable towels to manage costs in the face of enormous energy price hikes expected in 2023. But not all disposable towels are equal, warns Scrummi, which this month announced it had joined the small number of UK companies certified as B Corp. The disposable towel manufacturer spent two years working towards the certification, which recognises Scrummi has met B Corp’s high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. “As a leading manufacturer and supplier of compostable towels worldwide, Scrummi prioritises accreditation as it instantly demonstrates to our global customers our commitment to sustainability in the professional hair and beauty industries,” said Rob Cooper, Managing Director of Scrummi. “As more and more salons wake up to the fact that disposable towels can be more affordable than washing and drying cotton towels, which uses up huge amounts of electricity and water, it is important they buy into a trusted, sustainable brand that guarantees quality, absorbency and consistency.” It is the uncertainty, as well as the fear of escalating energy costs, that is driving the uptake in disposables. The government-backed Energy Price Guarantee will come to an end in April 2023 instead of 2024, and experts including Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis are warning of eye-watering rises. The most recent projection is that costs could go up by as much as 48% in April 2023. “Swapping to Scrummi towels cuts back on energy-guzzling and manpower-heavy laundering, allowing increasing numbers of salons to stabilise their overhead costs,” added Rob, who built the Scrummi brand on simplicity and reliability. “Scrummi offers a range of sustainable towels that are more absorbent than cotton, and which compost completely, leaving no trace. We can promise salons consistency and sustainability during difficult times.” As well as gaining its certified B Corporation status, Scrummi also has the European Seedling Certification and REA Environmental Agency Approval, which proves its composting credentials. Find out which other salon business also achieved Bcorp certification here. 
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 14th Dec 2022

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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