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Yesterday I went to a new salon for a little trim, and while waiting for my stylist, I saw a poster with an otter. Otters are nearly unbearably cute, as you probably know, so I had to read the accompanying text. The poster promoted Excess Access, an organization that helps people donate their unneeded goods to nonprofits. But there's a cool way that salons can participate: the hair for oil spills program.

Participating salons sweep up their hair clippings, then mail them to Excess Access. From there, the hair is stuffed into nylon stockings that are used to contain and soak up oil spills. Or, the hair is turned into hairmats that can soak up oil. What's more, the mats are made by at-risk kids transitioning out of foster care, so the program helps provide income fr them. It's a win-win situation, so consider talking to your local salon to see if they might want to help out. After all, how can you turn down a face like this?

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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
This sounds like a really cool and unique way to help our environment and kids!
ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 8 years
this organization and what they are doing for the environment sounds wonderful!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
This is a wonderful idea!
emalove emalove 8 years
I agree!!!
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I like this idea :) Interesting how everything could be useful in someway!
beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
This is such an eco-conscious thing to do!
Wow this is a great idea! In my city, businesses (but not residents) pay per pound for the trash they generate. I know hair doesn't weigh much, but doing this with all the hair clippings for a year could probably save a large salon decent amount of money. And save space in our dump! AND help cute animas. Win-win-win-win!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is so awesome!
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