Quick Facts: Using Mushrooms to Clean Up Oil Spills

Here’s an interesting fact; did you know that mushrooms can be used to clean up oil spills?

Yes you are reading that correctly!

Oyster mushrooms have been found to be extremely efficient at turning those oil filled hair mats into nontoxic compost in only 12 weeks.

Here is a video of Paul Stamets describing the hair/mushroom process that was successfully used in 2007 during the San Fransisco oil spill.

What do you think of this eco-friendly solution?

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