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Barbers help clean the seas, lakes and rivers with their hair cut off. Simple and with great effect.
Hair has the special property of absorbing a lot of fat and not losing this function even after cutting. They are therefore ideal for use as a natural cleaning agent against dirt such as oil, petrol and sunscreen residues in bodies of water such as seas, rivers and lakes.
Bückeburg, February 4, 2022/Gaby Günther – Until now, tons of hair leftovers from around 83,000 hairdressing salons in Germany have been disposed of in the residual waste every year because only a few hairs are suitable for wigs. The question of whether the hair that was cut off could still be used for something was always present for Thomas Coiffeurs Justes” (fair hairdressers) from southern France, which fills the hair in old nylon stockings, ties them into rolls and then uses them as filters in polluted waters, serves as a role model for them. The suction function of the hair filter pulls the oil out of the water, is then cleaned and can be reused up to eight times. One kilogram of hair can filter up to eight kilograms of oil from the water. These hair filters are used worldwide. In lakes and bodies of water, in front of industrial areas and on coasts to filter oils, fuel residues and suntan lotion out of the water. Came in the summer of 2019 the hair filters were also used off Mauritius when a freighter ran aground there and lost several thousand tons of oil.
That was the solution. Thomas Keitel and Emidio Gaudioso contacted “Coiffeurs Justes”, informed the first hairdressing salons and drove through Germany and Austria for the first time in November 2021 to pick up leftover hair from 270 hairdressing salons, which only contacted them by word of mouth and wanted to take part. On this tour alone, 671 kg of hair leftovers came together that are to be transported to southern France.
The CO2 emissions of these journeys over thousands of kilometers have already been certified as climate-neutral by Cut Climate Change. On January 1, 2022, a good idea became a company in the form of a UG based in Bückeburg, which will ensure natural sustainability and logistics. It is in planning, with German companies such as the Rieswick wig factory, which manufacture felted mats from the leftover hair, to work together to establish this logistics in Germany and the neighboring countries and to carry out the cleaning of our seas, rivers and lakes naturally and sustainably with cut hair remnants. The hair filters can then be used wherever petrol or engine oil has leaked, where motor boats anchor and refuel, on bathing beaches and where water bodies have become polluted.
About HAIR HELP the Oceans UG i.Gr.
Thomas Keitel (right) was born in Franconia, is a family man with two small sons and lives with his family near Würzburg. After many years as an office manager, consultant and trainer for renowned management consultancies, the entrepreneur founded his management consultancy Modern Coaching in 2013 to bring a breath of fresh air to the hairdressing market. With individual concepts tailored to the respective salon, his team of 10 Modern Coaching consultants now supports hundreds of salons in acquiring new customers, increasing added value, reducing fluctuation and permanent controlling in Germany and Austria. The preservation of nature and sustainability are very important to him.
Emidio Gaudioso (left) is an Italian master hairdresser and entrepreneur who graduated on a Friday the 13th in 1991 in Germany. From 1992 he ran his own salons in Minden and returned to Bückeburg in 2000. Since January 2020 he has successfully established his salon Emidio XSESSO Hair in Bückeburg and is one of the TOP 50 TOP HAIR salons 2022 in the categories digitization, marketing and design in Germany. He is already putting in his Salon is about sustainability by saving water, materials and waste with its partners. His salon relies on planted, green walls for a healthy indoor climate.
Source: Hair Help The Oceans press release
More information is available on the Hair Help The Oceans website