No mo waste: turn moustaches into Doorstaches to help the environment


By Nichola Murphy
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017


Movember is upon us and the moustaches should be well underway by now. Not only does the growing of moustaches raise awareness of men’s health issues, it can also be an eco-friendly tradition.

Whether it’s yourself, a friend or a loved one participating in the annual event, the question remains: what will happen to all that face fur when the month comes to an end. Shave it? Of course. Bin it or flush it down the sink? 42BELOW hopes not.

The vodka producer thinks all that time and effort — not to mention the sheer amount of mo — shouldn’t be wasted. Instead, the company is urging participants to donate their ‘nasty lip weasels’ to 42BELOW to be converted into moustache-shaped eco draft stoppers, called Doorstaches.

Nobody likes a breezy draft in the cold months of winter. Just like the caterpillar-shaped fur that warm the top lips of men in detective movies, moustaches can also help warm your home in the form of mo-filled draft stoppers.

“Making the most of mo season, 42BELOW can stop some drafts under people’s doors. Which saves energy. Which saves the environment. Which keeps the super pure water we use to make our vodka super pure,” the company stated.

The company claimed it hates waste and prides itself on its pure vodka, which is said to be made from one of the purest wheat fields in the world and water from a volcanic spring.

The eco-friendly home décor creations are not the first project 42BELOW has undertaken in an attempt to save the planet. It has also previously converted cocktail garnish into eco soap and created solar-powered phone charging stations out of 100% recycled materials.

Not only will the draft stoppers reduce your energy bill, the company is also offering a free cocktail made with its pure vodka to people who contribute their ‘snot mops’ to the environmental cause. There are several 42BELOW Mo Harvest Parties happening across the country in December, where you can watch your freshly shaved mo be knitted into Doorstaches by grandmothers before your eyes.

To get involved, head to one of the following:

  • Deathproof, Brisbane: Friday, 1 December
  • The Zoo, Brisbane: Friday, 1 December
  • Aloha Bar, Broadbeach: Sunday, 3 December
  • Nightjar, Burleigh Head: Sunday, 3 December
  • The Pier, Cairns: Sunday, 3 December
  • Ramblin Rascal Tavern, Sydney: Monday, 4 December
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