Environmental Benefits of Hemp
So we all know that CBD is an extract of Hemp, but are you aware of the other amazing environmental benefits of Hemp? Hemp is one of the world’s oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile.
The industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of Hemp have been known to us for a very long time, but the environmental benefits of hemp have only just been seen in recent years. With many industries looking for an eco-friendly and sustainable progression they are now turning to Hemp for the answer.
For a starters cultivation of Hemp does not need any specific soil, climate, fertilizers or pesticides.
The uses of hemp also extend into construction. Did you know Hemp bio composites are actually stronger than steel! Which can withstand around twice the weight of steel before it cracks and breaks as well as mending and bending six times better.
Fiberboards made from a Hemp-based composite are stronger yet lighter than those made from wood, and the combination of Hemp fiber and lime results in a sound-proofing and insulating material that is stronger and lighter than concrete alternatives.
The amount of waste matter at a construction site is reduced by replacing wood and concrete with Hemp. The thermal insulation of homes built using Hemp is increased, also less fuel will be consumed for heating their interiors.
The low water content of the woody Hemp plant means it dries quickly and is an efficient biomass source of methanol. Both methanol and ethanol are produced from hemp through the efficient and economical process of thermo-chemical conversion.
One acre of Hemp yields 1,000 gallons or 3,785 liters of fuel. Hemp allows a lesser reliance on fossil fuels, which are non-renewable sources of energy and will not be able to meet the increasing global demands for long.
Paper can also be produced from Hemp. Compared to wood, Hemp has a low lignin content which means it can be turned to pulp faster and more efficiently; the naturally bright pulp does not need chlorine bleaching, which is used in traditional paper mills and releases toxic substances called dioxin into the environment.
The quality of paper obtained from Hemp is more durable and does not lose its color even after many years. Paper made from the Hemp plant can be recycled 7 or 8 times, compared to only 3 for tree-based paper.
Hemp has long been used in the manufacture of garments and other textile products. Did you know the majority of synthetic fibers we use today are manufactured from polymer-based petrochemical materials (highly toxic materials)? Production of synthetic materials requires burning large amounts of gas, coal, or crude oil.
The Hemp plant can be used to make clothing and fabrics it is also fire resistant unlike many other fabrics such as cotton and linen.
It is ten times stronger than cotton, UV resistant, keeps you warm in the winter while warmer climates also benefiting from being more breathable, It even gets softer every time you wash it and wear it.
Levi’s are doing it again HEMP Jeans. Did you know the first ever Levi’s Jeans were made of Hemp around 1870s
Environmental benefits of Hemp