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?
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!