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Hemp Sustainability: The Fibre For A Greener Future


Hemp is technically a weed but when we think of the cannabis sativa, we prioritize its medicinal or recreational value. More than 30,000 products could be made from the Hemp! Here are 4 ways hemp sustainability is contributing to the future. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Hemp Sustainability: The Fibre For A Greener Future

Hemp Sustainability The Fibre For A Greener
  • When we think of Cannabis sativa, were quick to
    prioritize its medicinal or recreational
    value. But this plant is so much more. Hemp is
    marijuanas sober cousin, and its remarkable
    uses date back thousands of years and span the
    entire globe. In 1938, Popular Mechanics magazine
    highlighted the value of hemp, stating that more
    than 30,000 products could be made from the
    plant! No one has time to hear about the 30,000
    ways hemp could be usedbut here are 4 ways hemp
    sustainability is contributing to the future.

Hemp Sustainability Explained
  • Hemp is technically a weed (so thats where the
    nickname comes from). The plants growth is
    prolific. It doesnt require pesticides, uses
    little water, doesnt take up a lot of space, and
    is biodegradable. It produces pulp at rates
    higher per acre than trees. It removes carbon
    dioxide from the atmosphere and returns nutrients
    to the soil. 
  • If you thought cannabis was a miracle plant when
    you were first introduced to it, it turns out, it
    totally is.
  • Every single part of the hemp plant can be used. 
    It can be a sustainable and regenerative
    replacement for things currently made with soy,
    cotton, or cornwhich would be much better for
    the earth. Right now, there are just less than a
    million acres of hemp growing worldwide. That
    number is expected to skyrocket over the next few
    decades. Here are four reasons why.

Hemp Plastic
  • Petroleum-based plastics are polluting the entire
    planet. Plastic is in literally everything and it
    normally ends up in landfills (or polluting
    waterways) after just one use. While we might not
    see 100 hemp-based plastics anytime soon, hemp
    is starting to be used instead of petroleum
    in composite bioplastics. Hemp cellulose is
    durable and can be composted instead of sent to

Hemp Construction
  • Hempcrete is a natural building material that is
    made from a waste product of hemp fiber
    production. When hemp is grown to produce paper
    or textiles, its woody stem is normally
    discarded. Using it for construction purposes
    means nothing is wasted. Hempcrete is
    increasingly being used around the world as a
    low-impact building material. It regulates
    humidity, reduces mold growth, is fire-resistant,
    and provides insulation. Even better, it absorbs
    more carbon than it produces during its
    production and manufacturegiving it negative net
    carbon emissions.  

  • Hailed as a superfood hemp seeds are a complete
    protein that is high in omega-3 fatty acids. The
    seeds have been used in oil, bars, milk, and hemp
    seeds butter. For someone adopting a
    climate-friendly diet that means less meat and
    dairy, hemp seeds can be a valuable (and
    sustainable) source of nutrition. 

Hemp Fuel
  • Hemp can not only be used for bioremediation
    (where it acts like a sponge to absorb toxic
    pollution), but it can also be used to replace
    fossil fuels completely. Hemp biodiesel can be
    used in any conventional diesel engine. Better
    than other bio-fuels, hemp is a renewable
    resource that is far more sustainable than crops
    like corn or sugarcane. 

  • Hemp sustainability and versatility makes it one
    of the most magnificent plants on the planet.
    Meeting nearly all of our needs, hemp can provide
    food, fuel, and shelter. It can be a much-needed
    replacement for plastics and even if we decided
    not to use it for anything, just its growth would
    help reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. Its rare to
    find a plant that can save the world but it
    looks like hemp may do just that.

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