Hooters staff to donate pantyhose for clean-up

Hooters, a US restaurant chain, known more for its waitresses’ outfits and hot wings than environmental efforts, aims to contribute in the oil spill clean up in its own way, with its employees donating their pantyhose for the effort.
The company’s “Project Pantyhose” initiative will collect donated torn pantyhose from Hooters employees, with the goal of gathering more than 100,000 pairs, for a four-week period and handover all donations to Indigo Oceanic non-profit marine research company, and Matter of Trust — an ecological public charity.
The pantyhose will be used to make booms, which are filled with materials like hair, fur, feathers and fleece that absorb oil.
If the donation drive hits its goal, the pantyhose will be able to make 15 miles of booms, enough to collect one million gallons of oil if they all are reused eight times, the average boom lifespan.
“Who would have thought our Hooters Girls’ pantyhose would have a use other than making the girls’ legs look great,” stated Mike McNeil, who is a vice-president of marketing department of Hooters of America. “The Hooters Girls friendly service has just become environmental friendly as well,” Mike McNeil said.

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