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This 100% natural material is being used to mop up ocean pollution

Your hair could be being used to help clean up ocean oil spills. Image: Unsplash/Yoann Boyer

Alex Thornton

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Human hair was used to soak up oil from the ship MV Wakashio off Mauritius, last August. Image: Reuters
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