Category Archives: The SSA

Healing Thermal Waters – Italy

Contributed by Cinzia Galletto – Sustainable Spa Association Ambassador The use of thermal waters for hydrotherapy, in the Mediterranean basin, was known since ancient times, as evidenced by the archaeological finds, by the literary and scientific testimonies, by the numerous epigraphs. These are treatments that have remained essentially unchanged for twenty-four centuries, with ups and downs […]

Addressing your Environmental Concerns about PPE as we Open Our Doors to Guests.

We have received many enquiries and concerns about managing the environmental threat of potentially contaminated single use face masks. We understand your concerns about a large amounts being discarded in the general waste to go to landfill, or worse, are littered in the environment. For those of us who have placed environmental factors as a […]

We are Recruiting Five New Board Members

Our MissionWe are a Not-For-Profit organisation that was founded to address the challenges faced, and to accelerate the ability to apply sustainability into global spa business practices.We offer our spa members the tools, services, and education to support sustainable change from within their spa business, using data driven resources and innovative environmental initiatives from within […]

Meet Stephanie and MeetthefiveRs

Stephanie Hodgson is our campaign partner and the brains behind our #spawastenotchallenge launching this week. Stephanie currently runs a project called MeetthefiveRs, referring to the five R’s of a circular economy: reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and return. This is an information sharing platform that is open source and non-profit. Through collaboration with local businesses and […]

Circular Economy EXPLAINED

We are proud to partner with Stephanie Hodgson from @MeetthefiveRs. This post is part of our collaborative series which will introduce you to the CIRCULAR ECONOMY and eventually our #SpaWasteNotChallenge.  Written for the Sustainable Spa Association by Stephanie Hodgson from MeetthefiveRs Traditionally, we have taken or extracted materials from the earth and our natural world, […]

Consumers are making sustainability a growth opportunity for our spas

88% of consumers want you to help them make a difference. Does your spa help people make choices for the better? In Futerra’s survey of over 1000 consumers in the U.K. and the USA they discovered that 96% of people feel their own actions such as donating, recycling or buying ethically made a difference to […]

Lets Talk – Rona Tait of TDS Commercial tells us more about laundry options for the spa industry that support sustainable business goals.

Laundries are often the silent partners of the spa industry.  When looking into reducing chemical and water usage.  Can our laundry partners can help spas to reach sustainability goals? Laundries are truly collaborative partners to the spa and hospitality industry and can greatly contribute towards fulfilling the sustainability goals of the spas and their clients. […]

Let’s talk – Martin Howitt from Scrummi Spa shares their success in 2020

Scrummi has become the leading provider of biodegradable towels for hair and spa.  What is the material they are made of? Scrummi’s are made from 100% soft and natural biodegradable wood fibres from certified sustainable sources. They start life at Cedar and Eucalyptus trees – cellulose from the wood is used to produce the fibres that we bind […]