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Using your head to clean up

Using human hair as a natural resource. From reusing your own hair to make a wig to using hair as a filter to mop up oil spills. Human hair has exceptional qualities and should not be overlooked as a circular material. Once hair leaves a person's scalp its valued is lost...why not add value and create a diverse range of products before tossing it in the bin!

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Yasmina Lembachar
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  • Hi Karena, thanks for sharing! It seems like there are indeed quite a few interesting applications for hair waste, from agriculture and construction to pollution control (https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jwm/2014/498018/). I wonder, though- how could event businesses in particular play a role in utilising this material?