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3. An eco-friendly hair salon is planning to use customers’ hair to help clean up the ocean. Salon owner Gemma Hill, who is to open Luvely in Dalkeith, Midlothian, later this month, said: “Hair doesn’t absorb water but it does absorb oil.” After having a hair cut, customers’ locks will be collected and used to make booms for soaking up coastal oil spills.

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