How Pantyhose Could Solve the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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As the BP oil leak gushes 210,000 gallons everyday, people are getting creative.

Salons and concerned citizens are donating human and pet hair to absorb the Gulf Coast spill. And now the company behind Hanes, L’eggs and Just My Size pantyhose is donating 50,000 pairs of their product to the cause.

According to Hanes, ecological charities will stuff the pantyhose with human and pet hair to make booms that absorb and trap crude oil.

The oil will be reclaimed by squeezing it out of the pantyhose-and-hair booms, which will then be reused to collect more spilled oil from Gulf Coast waters.

The goal is to make 1 million hair booms over the next three weeks–and don’t I hope it happens!