How Cutting Your Hair Can Help Clean Up The Oil Spill

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All eyes are on the Gulf Coast, where one of the worst oil spills in history threatens severe environmental and wildlife damage. As the slick reaches Louisiana’s shores, you may feel powerless to improve the situation; but a unique organization wants you to use your head-or more specifically, what’s on top of it.

Matter of Trust collects as much as they can of the 300,000 pounds of human hair and dog fur that are cut every day, turning it into innovative rugs and “booms” that naturally sop up oil. (The booms are tubes of donated hair made with new or used pantyhose-Hanes just donated 50,000 pairs!)

Salons, groomers and individuals all over the country are donating their discarded strands to Matter of Trust to help with the massive BP oil spill, and you can, too! Visit matteroftrust.org and sign up for their donor program to receive access to their donation instructions and warehouse mailing address.

Watch the video below to learn more about this innovative program!

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