A nonprofit organization is addressing a hairy situation with an eco-friendly solution: turning donated locks into mats that can soak up oil spills.

Matter of Trust, an organization based out of San Francisco, is creating a more environmentally conscious method to clean up oil spills on land and in the ocean by creating mats and tubes out of human hair. The method contrasts with the standard practice of using polypropylene mats made of nonbiodegradable plastic, which ironically requires oil drilling to produce. CONTINUE READING…


Washington Examiner, May 23rd, 2022