Why a Norwich hair salon is feeding its clients' hair to worms in a bid to help the environment

The worms will create a liquid fertiliser.
The worms will create a liquid fertiliser. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A hair salon in Norwich has taken on some slippery new workers to help make it more environmentally friendly.

Orb Organic Hair has brought in 200 worms and a wormery which will be used to break down hair clippings and turn them into compost.

Salon owner Kate Prutton.
Salon owner Kate Prutton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The worms will basically break down the hair and create a liquid fertiliser which will contain the hairs natural Keratin protein," Salon owner Kate Prutton said.

"It's apparently really good for plants."