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Group uses hair and animal fur to clean up oil spills

As the massive oil slick spreads throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico, a number of grassroots organizations that focus on oil spill cleanup are coming to light. Matter of Trust, for instance, is a San Francisco-based charitable operation that finds uses for manmade and natural surpluses in healthy, environmentally friendly ways. One of the surpluses Matter of Trust uses is human and pet hair, which the organization’s workers convert into oil recovery mats and booms used to combat oil spills. Human and animal hair (including waste wool clippings) and feathers are naturally extremely oil absorbent, so they are the perfect ... Read More