Dog Hair: Help Clean Up BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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by jtclough on May 7, 2010

Dog owners love their dogs and usually deal with the shedding problem by realizing though it’s not all that fun, the constant clean up is worth it.

Today you can look at it a whole new way.  In fact, know that you can help the world by gathering all the excess dog hair you can and sending it to help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hair actually absorbs oil.  Thanks to hair stylist Phil McCrory who experimented with hair clippings to find this out during the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill the knowledge is being put to fast work in the latest environment oil disaster.

How Dog Hair Can Help

Pet hair and human hair donated to Matter of Trust is stuffed into nylon stockings and used to make booms.  These booms soak up the oil and are estimated to soak up one quart of oil for every pound of hair.  Good stuff to use all that extra annoying dog hair on!

Matter of Trust is accepting hair donations (nylons too) from all over the world.  Do a good deed today… send that excess dog hair that would normally go into the trash and help clean up the awful oil spill in the Golf of Mexico.

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1 BP Blows T-shirt August 5, 2010 at 12:55 am

Lots of ideas is now being suggested on how to solve this oil spill problem and yet the Government don’t take more actions.

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