First BP said said the booms don’t float. They do (video), especially when made from fur or fleece. Then the company claimed to have more than enough synthetic booms — which are made of — you guessed it — petroleum. They may or may not, but the hair booms are free. Finally, the company said it feared the hair booms would leave behind debris. That’s rich! A little natural debris sounds pretty good right now!
Gautier is confident the donated hair materials will be used eventually because the oil will be around for quite a while — as the tar on one’s feet at Santa Barbara and Padre Island attest. But why not use more renewable materials? What’s more, salons and groomers have shipped hair at their own cost, and Matter of Trust would like BP to pay. The group would also like BP to handle disposal of the used booms and mats.