This new partnership with Complexions Spa will specifically assist MatterofTrust.org in making oil spill hairmats out of salon hair clippings swept off the floor and previously discarded. Because hair is a natural absorbent fiber, the clippings are used to create oil spill hairmats and help contain disastrous petroleum spills. The hair is stuffed into tubes (booms) made from recycled nylons and used for emergency oil spills around the nation. The mats are also extremely efficient for oil drip pans, machinery, pipelines, and even as booms for storm drains. “There are more than 370,000 hair salons in the U.S. and each salon collects conservatively about one pound of hair a day. Right now, most of that goes into the waste stream. Imagine the positive environmental impact if more salons donated their hair clippings to this great effort,"
By Denise Dubois|January 22nd, 2010|Categories: Complexions Spa|Tags: albany ny salon, albany ny spa, Complexion, Complexions Spa, Environmental Design, Greenhouse gas, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Oil spill, United States Green Building Council, US Green Building Council|