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Human Hair Recycled

Human hair is recycled in Belgium to protect the environment. Hairdressers around Belgium are donating their customers hair to an NGO that recycles it. The Hair Recycle Project feeds hair into a machine that turns it into matted squares that can be used to absorb oil and other hydrocarbons polluting the environment, or made into bio-composite bags. 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds of hair can absorb 7-8 liters or 1.8-2.1 gallons of oil. The mats can also be placed in drains to sea up pollution water before it reaches a river. Cheers to looking at the bright side of hairy situations.


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