Hemp can revolutionize the paper industry. Before the 1900s, Hemp was widely used for paper production. Even Benjamin Franklin used it for his newspaper business. When “marihuana” was criminalized in 1937, Hemp went down with it in the process. Since then, our primary source for paper has been timber. Producing Hemp for copy paper, boxes, toilet paper, and books can ultimately have a positive impact on deforestation.
Forests hold thousands of species of animals and plants that are becoming endangered due to deforestation. On top of that, trees act as Mother Nature’s “lungs”. Here are some benefits of using Hemp for paper instead of timber:
- On average, one acre of Hemp can produce two to four times more paper than one acre of trees.
- Hemp matures in 90-120 days, where trees take 20 years to fully mature.
- Paper produced from Hemp can be recycled a little over two times more than timber paper.
- Paper manufacturing needs many harmful chemicals for bleaching. Hemp, however, can be whitened with hydrogen peroxide.
- Hemp and trees can both remove emissions out of the air. It’s in our best interest to leave trees standing and grow fields of Hemp instead!
- Hemp paper is superior to timber in sustainability, durability, and lasts many decades longer.
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