Thanks to our salon members, Sustainable Salons supplied Rebecca with all the hair clippings she could possibly need for her Masters research, and it was all worth it! Her final results showed that,
“not only is hair capable of adsorbing oil at high rates, but hair is also relatively more efficient at adsorbing oil than other materials“
Research Paper: Comparative efficacy of hair and commercial sorbents used in crude oil remediation (2017)
Rebecca now works as a Principal Policy Officer for the NSW Environmental Protection Agency.