Oil spill cleanup goes low tech with hair booms – Green House – USATODAY.com

Posted by Trish Riley, May 5, 2010

What a great idea for soaking up the oil in the Gulf! Let’s mobilize a collection among our salons… Thanks for sharing this neat article, Sean!

“Had a hair cut recently? The clippings on the floor of hair salons, barber shops and pet groomers are being used to create a low-tech tool for cleaning up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Since hair and fur absorb oil, volunteers stuff these clippings into donated pantyhose to make large sponge-like mats known as booms.”

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