We should all be looking for ways that we can live in a more sustainable world. We need to be more aware and conscious of how everything we do can affect our planet. One way we can do this is by looking at what our products are made from. Did you know that there are over 50,000 products that can be made from hemp? Why does this matter? Let us have a look at why hemp can help us.
Hemp is a hardy crop that is renewable and has many positive benefits to our environment.
Hemp Does Not Require Pesticides and Harmful Chemicals to Grow
Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides have been used for years to grow most crops such as cotton and flax. Hemp is naturally resistant to rot, disease and pests therefore requires little to no use of harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals have a terrible affect on our environment. They result in soil, water and air contamination that negatively affects all ecosystems. It is well documented how these chemicals lead to health issues including cancer. Because hemp can be used to make a multitude of products such as clothing, food, fuel, paper, and plastic doesn’t it make sense to grow and use more hemp? It would drastically reduce the amount of chemicals that are released into our environment.
Hemp Regenerates Soil
Hemp can clean and regenerate soil. Its long roots can remove toxins and chemicals from the soil. These roots also prevent erosion and provide loosening of soil to help plants grow. As they grow, they drop leaves and stems to the ground. These are jam packed with nutrients and as they decompose, they provide nourishment and goodness for the next crop. Growing more hemp will help heal our suffering Earth.
Hemp Cleans Our Air
Hemp purifies and cleans our polluted air. One hectare of hemp can absorb 15 tonnes of CO2, more than most plants. It drastically reduces greenhouse gases. Hemp is a very important solution to our pollution.
Hemp Can Save Our Trees
We can prevent deforestation by using more hemp. Because hemp can be used to produce most items that wood can, we can save our trees. One acre of hemp can make the same amount of paper as 4 acres of trees! And while trees take years to mature, hemp takes only 4 months to grow. Hemp is the smart, sustainable choice.
Many Products Made From Hemp Are Biodegradable
Synthetic clothing and plastic items are polluting our world. Oceans and landfills are overflowing with non-biodegradable crap. Hemp is ideal for producing biodegradable clothing and plastics. Items made from hemp can quickly break down, leaving a cleaner earth.
Hemp has a huge environmental impact. With so many uses, we can promote a much more sustainable world. The more hemp we can use, the better!