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Hair Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills – Interview with Lisa Craig Gautier

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017

by Murali N. Krishnaswamy Lisa Craig Gautier, talks about the use of human hair in oil spill management., an ecological public charity established in 1998, concentrates on finding uses for naturally abundant renewable resources. It also runs the ‘Clean Wave program’, which is its ‘hair, fur, fleece and fibre for oil spills’ project. In […]

Nonprofit Using Surplus Hair To Help Clean Up Oil Spills Hopes New Facility In San Francisco Will Be Model For Others

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

By Garvin Thomas Watch the video here:—Non-Profit-Using-Hair-To-Help-Clean-Up-Oil-Spills-Hopes-New-Facility-In-San-Francisco-Will-Be-Model-For-Others-407238015.html?t=2 Spend enough time in San Francisco and you begin to think there’s nothing that could happen on the streets of this famously unconventional city that could surprise you. Then a tractor-trailer pulls up on Howard Street and begins to unload box after box of, well, we will allow […]

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. DICKINSONCOLLEGEScott Boback pictured with his beard. Boback, an associate professor […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stylist with an absorbing mission

Posted on Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Guilderland salon owner sends hair she cuts to soak up Gulf Coast oil They used to get tossed in the trash: brunette curls, clippings from a bang trim, the remnants of someone’s new bob. Now, Kristen Gaffney, the owner of Pure Elements an Organic Salon in Guilderland, boxes them up and sends them out with […]

Talk of the Town: Orhan’s ecological effort cut short – June 2010

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

AS THE Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues, frantic attempts are being made to protect the coast. One of the ideas floated by San Francisco charity Matter of Trust was the use of human hair stuffed into stockings. The fibre-recycling organisation uses these natural “booms” to float on the water and absorb oil, and said […]

Students donate hair to fight oil spill – May 2010

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010

Most students choose to get a haircut because of the hot weather or to change their hairstyle. On Thursday, University of Florida students chose to get a haircut to help the environment. On a sunny and hot summer day at the Plaza of the Americas, about 20 UF students got free haircuts and donated the […]

Hair for oil spills from Maple Leaf salon – May 2010

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010

There’s a bin full of hair at Maple Leaf’sWild Root Salon that’s heading for an oil spill. The hair salon and day spa, at 8814 Roosevelt Way N.E., is one of thousands across the country that is gathering hair to make into oil containment booms through Matter of Trust, a San Francisco nonprofit known for such […]

Chesapeake salon’s hair headed to Gulf oil spill – May 2010

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010

By Christy Barritt GREENBRIER Hair today, oil-absorbing sponge tomorrow. One local spa and salon is showing citizens who live hundreds of miles away from Louisiana’s coast can help with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Natural Elements Spa and Salon, 717 Eden Way in Greenbrier, is doing its part in the fight to […]

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