4 Little-Known Uses of Hemp


1. FABRIC

Hemp fabric is anti-microbial, has a high tensile strength, breathes better than cotton, & gets softer with ages. Labeled a “carbon sink,” because it can store up to 9.82 tons of carbon dioxide per acre, which greatly offsetting the carbon impact of producing hemp fabrics.


2. PLASTIC

Hemp is biodegradable, uses fewer resources than the leading sources for plastic (like cotton), and contains high concentrations of cellulose; critical ingredient in plastic creation. Companies like Porsche have started to introduce cars with bodies made from hemp-bioplastic.


3. CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Hempcrete - a substance made when you mix hemp’s pulpy wood-like center with a lime-based binder. The result is a building material that weights approximately 1/8th as much as concrete and about 1/20th the strength. As a structural support, hempcrete can increase the load strength of a study wall by a factor of three to four times. Hempcrete is mold-resistant, carbon-negative, & works as an insulator. Canada has invested heavily in Hempcrete.


4. SOAP

Hemp soap contains polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega 6 and 3. Plus Vitamin E, which may reduce UV damage, Vitamin A, an antioxidant, and has anti-bacterial properties.



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