Did you know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times? We currently recover only five percent of the plastics we produce, while the average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year. Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate. Even worse, it takes 450-1,000 years for it to decompose!
Plastic debris is polluting the human food chain, which ultimately affects every single living thing on this planet. Plastic buried deep in landfills leaks harmful chemicals that spread into groundwater—water that you and your family drink every single day. Because persistent organic pollutants in the marine environment attach to the surface of plastic debris, floating plastics in the oceans have been found to transport pollutants through ocean currents all around the globe. This means, devastatingly, that no bodies of water are safe from plastic debris.
The time is now for an eco friendly plastic alternative to bring Mother Earth back to her natural, and cleaner state.
Hemp plastic could be the solution to the plastic pollution epidemic. Hemp plastic is a bio based natural fiber composite. It is not made from hemp oil or hemp seeds, but from the hemp stalk. It is recyclable and can be manufactured to be 100% biodegradable. Hemp absorbs four times as much carbon dioxide as trees do during it’s quick 12-14 week grow cycle. This helps reduce CO2 emissions. On top of that, producing hemp plastic requires 22-45% less energy than fossil fuel-based products, which aids in lessening oil dependence. Manufacturing Hemp plastic will produce a greener and more eco friendly environment!
Now, you may be asking yourself: Why isn’t manufacturing hemp plastic part of the societal norm? The answer is mainly due to disturbing or cutting costs from other fossil fuel companies. Hemp can undoubtedly put these businesses out of work. Some critics might say we stray away from hemp because it requires plenty of water and very rich soil in order to sustain. However, none of these reasons seem consequential enough to keep this plant shunned from society.
Although Hemp will not be able to change the world over night, now is the time to give this amazing plant the opportunity it deserves to replenish our planet and our people.
We decided at Hemp Helps to start spreading Hemp plastics to our Hemp community. Although it is one small step for our organization, it is one large step in the hemp plastic industry. This is one of the first mass manufactured Hemp plastic products and it’s only the beginning. The goal is one day to produce everyday products from Hemp plastic, but this is a great start.
We’re super excited to introduce these Hemp plastic doob tubes. Share them with your friends, family, coworkers, whoever to help spread the word about Hemp plastic. These Hemp plastic doob tubes will biodegrade in 18-24 months if left outside, which will help remind you of Hemp plastic’s amazing ability to biodegrade!
Hemp plastic is an eco friendly alternative that will create a greener, healthier, and safer environment for all walks of life. Help the Hemp Revolution by supporting Hemp goods! This is history in the making.