Saturday, 15 May 2010

Hair Today

Wonderful bloggie friends, what, I hear you ask, are these?


These are hair booms and a brainchild of A Matter of Trust.

We all know of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – well these lovelies are used to help soak up the spill!

And what are they made out of?

This:


and these:


Human Hair + Nylon tights.

Oh and pet hair and waste wool.

According to this article from the BBC, “Hair is an extremely efficient material for taking in all kinds of oils including petroleum”

A Matter of Trust have been co-ordinating donations of discarded human hair, wool and pet fur from salons, farmers and pet groomers.

Now isn’t that just amazing? Amidst such a catastrophe there is a tiny glimmer of hope when humans and furry creatures cooperate to help stem this environmental disaster.

Charlie says: I've found a box to put your hair in. It had shoes in it but I gave those away.

Have a hair-raising Saturday everyone!

27 comments:

Kea said...

I've heard about this and one of the CB bloggers put out a call for pet hair...can't recall who. Never would have thought of either pet or human hair until it was mentioned, though.

Gee, I thought you were going to show us a photo of a new hair style you got today! LOL.

Tell Charlie he's a riot--probably he'd get no more treats if he ever gave your shoes away. ;-)

Brian said...

Hey, my Dad could use some if there is any left over! Howdy Charlie! I hope you both have a great weekend!

Milton said...

Hee hee, that cheeky Charlie. He could use the box to sleep in. I do. I use one on top of Muttie's wardrobe where she can't reach me.
What an interesting post. I thought they were giant at first.
Have a purrrrfect weekend.

Milt xx

Katnip Lounge said...

We have heard of that! Mommy puts our furs out for birdy nests. She says it's a form of irony...we don't get it.

Susan Fields said...

Charlie's so helpful! That's so inventive of them to think of using hair and fur to soak up the oil - bravo!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I hope Charlie isn't going to have a haircut!

(Interesting post...)

Jacqueline said...

Not the shoes=don't be upset with Charlie, he was just trying to help!MOL...Hope you guys have a fun, happy weekend sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

umi_e said...

Hi... happy Saturday :)

Take care*

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm so glad you got your camera working. I love all the pictures of Charlie.

lupie said...

Such an amazing fact about hair!

Charlie you naughty boy! You gave away your mom's shoe? What would she wear to work then??

Have a great Saturday! Lots of love, hugs, kisses to you and Charlie!

Niki said...

What a wonderful idea!!

India Drummond said...

Wow, that is amazing!

The Chair Speaks said...

Wow! Looks like Mr Atlas there is carrying all the hair booms. Hope he will not be mistaken for another hair boom to be thrown in the sea!
Charlie, you are indeed smart to find a perfect box to put in hair and fur.

Kat_RN said...

What a lovely thought. Once the oil spill is cleaned up, remind everyone who can to donate hair to "locks of love". They make wigs for children with cancer. They can not use hair that is too short or is swept off the floor so there is room for both.
Kat

laughingwolf said...

too smart for his own good, that charlie! ;) lol

i'm sure the boom-makers will make a pretty penny selling the free hair they get, but then, it's for a good cause and seems to be a lot of work involved in creating them

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie - you are looking good today - fancy giving away your Mum's shoes and keeping the box to put hair in - watch your Mum doesn't shave you after that and put your furs in the box. LOL
(we know she won't)
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx

Talli Roland said...

Missed you yeterday Old Kitty!

Interesting post. I'm slightly disgusted by the thought of all that hair, but... interesting!

Have a great Saturday!

Bossy Betty said...

So interesting! Very cool!

Cheri said...

What a great idea. Hope they do use this and stop the oil from ruining the Gulf!

cats of wildcat woods

Stephanie Cheryl said...

i heard about this from a friend--so interesting to actually see a picture!

Esme said...

Interesting post. Thank you for your thoughts-it was a scheduled surgery due to an accident. He is recovering well.

Travis Erwin said...

You learn something new everyday.

Pearl said...

That is so wonderful. I absolutely love common sense remedies...

Pearl

notesfromnadir said...

This is a great way to recycle Charlie's shed hairs. I love the way he's looking at that box like he's going to claim it any second! :)

ABBY said...

Wow that is something...and the Gulf spill is so devastatingly awful.

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Theresa Milstein said...

An empty shoe box? Does that mean you bought a new pair of shoes?

You'd think they'd use those soaking rags they sell on TV. Do you have those in England?

Plain Jane said...

Charlie gave away your shoes? Please please please let them be old ones and not cute new ones.