Everything plastic or paper can do, hemp can do better. The environmental impact of using hemp plastic made with biodegradable polymers is significantly less than non-biodegradable materials like petroleum based plastics which can take 1000 years or more to fully break down.
- Industrialized hemp can be manufactured into fabric, paper, medicine, plastic and even a form of concrete.
- The versatile plant is grown and harvested faster than all other agricultural commodities.
- Hemp is more renewable and less costly for manufacturers to produce while also being easier on the environment.
Hemp products only take three to five months to decompose, making it one of the most renewable resources on earth. As hemp grows it can also help absorb toxic metals from the soil and reduce erosion. Switching to hemp biofuel could potentially eliminate deforestation and decrease our carbon footprint.