What is the Value of Human Waste?

Mar 14, 2024

4:30pm – 5:00pm CT

Humanity has altered at least 70% of Earth's land, taking every form of resource we could. But what if we could, for a change, use ourselves to produce our products? What if the climate crisis can be solved with our hair? While the textile industry is one of the most polluting industries today, we incinerate about 2.2 billion kg of human hair from hair salons globally, while our hair is the same keratin protein fiber as wool. Can we change the textile industry by integrating our own waste? Can we be part of this ecosystem? Can we contribute with our own waste to solve the climate crisis?

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