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Using Human Hair (and animal fur) to Clean Oil Spills – April 2013

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Hair/Fur As Cheap and Effective Oil Slick Cleanup With the oil spill Gulf of Mexico threatening the ecology, people worldwide are watching wishing they could help. Perhaps they don’t realize just how much they can. Human hair and animal fur can be used to help clean up the oil and stop its spread. That’s right […]

Guy Donated His Hipster Beard To Help Soak Up Future Oil Spills

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Shaving a longtime beard can be a total buzzkill. But when it came time for Scott Boback to get rid of the facial hair that took 20 months to grow, he made the most of it by donating it to a good cause. DICKINSONCOLLEGE Scott Boback pictured with his beard. Boback, an associate […]

Pet fur & packing peanuts? 7 things you didn’t know you could recycle!

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

If there’s any downside to recycling, it’s this: Many of the ideas feel, well, pretty recycled by now. Newspapers, cans and bottles, your Dad’s “classic” joke as he’s about to carve the Thanksgiving turkey … Who among us isn’t totally familiar with the haul-‘em-out-so-they-can-be-reused-again-and-again routine? Crayons are just one of many common items you might not have […]


Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016



Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016

Terra Verde is a segment on KPFA FM that offers a weekly public affairs show that delivers news and views about the most important environmental issues in California and globally. Listen to the March 26, 2016 segment here.


Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2016

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Press Register

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

SF Chronicle

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Your Hair Can Save the Planet Because of Its Oil Collecting Properties

Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Man-made surplus and renewable resources are turned into ecologically-sound, oil-absorbing products Posted on February 25, 2016 in Charity Spotlight // 0 Comments Non-toxic Hair Mats soak up oil and provide a natural and effective alternative to traditional man-made oil-absorbing products. PHOTO: shmooth / Around a pound of hair is cut in each of the United States’ roughly 370,000 hair salons […]

17 Ways To Clean Up The Gulf Oil Spill

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Oil Spill Hair Mats Early on in the BP crisis, human hair was discussed as a possible material for sopping up the oil. Matter of Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization, has partnered with thousands of salons all over the world to use their clippings, which would normally get swept up off the floor and thrown […]

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