Mushrooms vs. the Oil Spill
November 30, 2007 2:37 PM Subscribe
posted by serazin (46 comments total)
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DIY activists have been using human hair mats
to soak up the carcinogenic bunker oil that's been washing onto Bay Area beaches since the spill
. Now they're inoculating the oil-soaked mats with mushrooms
that will break down the oil into harmless compost.
See also: fungi breaking down plastics
, synthetic dyes
A bit more
from mushroom guru Paul Stamets.
(If you're so inclined, here's a link to donate to the non-profit that coordinated the hair mats.)
Disclosure: I know one of the folks doing the beach cleanup. She's awesome.