They collect and store hair in their warehouse ready for such emergencies. They collect from thousands of hair salons, pet groomers, wool farmer and individuals worldwide who mail in hair, fur and wool clippings literally swept up off their floors.
The fibers are then stuffed into recycled nylons and covered in mesh to make booms. So they need nylons and tights too! Apparently it was Phill McCrory, a stylist from Alabama who discovered how efficient hair is for collecting and containing petroleum spills.
We all shampoo our hair as hair gets greasy it collects oil. Why should millions of pounds of absorbant, natural, hair, fur, fleece clippings go to waste every day?
Steph Davies the owner of Roland’s Hair Salon in Cardigan, has taken up the gauntlet of recycling the hair clippings in her salon after speaking to a member of staff who had seen an article in a recent newspaper.
Obviously the increasing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is environmental catastrophe so if you are a hair salon, pet groomer, sheep farmer and want to help please do contact either Steph at Rolands or direct to the Matter of Trust Organisation
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