Friday, May 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM
Necessity is the mother of invention. Phill McCrory, a hairstylist from Alabama, applied the knowledge of something he deals with everyday, and formulated an efficient, natural, and abundant concept in resolving the careless and needless oil spills.
Matter of Trust, a nonprofit public charity organization, first conceived in 1998 by Lisa and Patrice Gautier (vice president of iTunes Store & iPhones Apps Store Engineering, Apple, Inc.) for the purpose of linking ideas, sparking action, and materializing sustainable systems; has taken the original concept offered by Phill McCrory to a national level in asking anyone and everyone who has hair clippings to donate, so that store houses can be filled with Booms of Hair and used as needed.
Booms of hair are created by taking clippings of hair and stuffing them, like a sausage, into nylon pantyhose. These booms of hair were found to be more effective in absorbing oil than fiberglass booms.
If you or anyone you know is willing to get involved, click here for more information and where to send the hair.
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