Your Hair Could Help Clean Up Oil Spill

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Did you know that balls of hair can be used to soak up oils in spills?

The recent oil spill in the Gulf has people scrambling for an environmentally-friendly solutions to clear the waters. 

One organization is asking individuals and hair salons to donate hair that is collected on the floor from haircuts and combing.

Matter of Trust says as much as 300,000 pounds of hair is cut each day in the United States – not to mention the hair that is clipped by pet groomers.

For more information on how you can help check out:

For a demo of donated hair soaking up oils, click here.