“Hemp is the only plant known to have more than 50,000 practical uses”
Hemp plastic is a 100% biodegradable and recyclable plastic replacement that eliminates non-biodegradable plastic waste, cuts down on CO2 production, and eliminates the need for oil-based materials. An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash, much of it non-biodegradable plastic, is dumped in the world’s oceans every year. Hemp Plastic can be thrown into the ground and it begins to turn into soil, compost. Using Hemp Plastic not only eliminates plastic trash, it also reduces the need for oil in plastic manufacture.
Most of the current sources of energy cause pollution – which in turn affect the world’s climate. Hemp, on the other hand, can be safely turned into biomass, making it an alternative to fossil fuel and coal. Unlike fossil fuel, cannabis is a clean biomass material – and as such, we can have the energy we need without spilling toxic wastes on the environment. It is estimated that 90% of the energy produced from fossil fuels could come from biomass. In fact, until about 1883, around 75% to 90% of the paper in books, maps, bibles, banknotes, and newspapers, were made from hemp.
Wood pulp paper production creates 220 million pounds of toxic pollution into the water and air each year. Hemp paper doesn’t need to be bleached with chlorine like wood pulp does. It can simply be whitened with hydrogen peroxide, which is much safer for the Earth Hemp paper can be recycles 7 times, vs only 3 times for wood pulp paper. The first two copies of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on cannabis Hemp paper
Because Hemp fibers are hollow, cloth made from them insulates the body in Winter and keeps it warm, while ventilating it in Summer to keep you cool. Plus, it lasts longer and is very durable. Because it grows without the pesticides and herbicides (that cotton requires), it’s cloth is better for your skin. Plus, unlike cotton which wears out as you wash it and use it, Hemp “wears in”, becoming softer without getting damaged. And because it is to a greater extent fire-retardant, it doesn’t need the fire repellant chemicals that cotton is often soaked in for beddings and so on. 1 In the past, about 90% of clothes, towels, nets, rope, flags, and sails came from cannabis – even sailors who explored the world, used shoes and socks from cannabis fibers.
Hemp is medicinal. The big pharmaceutical companies don’t like to admit it publicly, but they are busy patenting all sorts of synthetic drugs based on hempand/or THC. Synthetics are the only way these companies can profit from cannabis, because they can control them using patents and sell them exclusively. Yet, the synthetics can never beat the natural product.
Best of all, it is flexible, yet more durable than timber, and friendlier to the pocket and the planet. In France, it was common to make furniture and beams from the herds of hemp. In fact, archaeologists found a 1,200 years old bridge in Southern France made from hemp. At present times, many houses are already built fromhemp bricks.