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Why the World Needs Hemp Plastic…Now

The problem with the world’s plastic obsession is that it's never-ending. In 2017, the global plastic consumption reached new peaks, with an estimated eight million metric tons of plastic ending up in the oceans on an annual basis, including some 102.1 billion plastic bags from America alone. Despite the push to reduce, reuse, and recycle, the global thirst for all things plastic is unquenchable.

The need to develop biodegradable, compostable alternatives to petroleum-based plastics is pressing. With today’s consumption rates, it’s simply not feasible to keep pumping out conventional plastics, each with a lifespan of 500 years or more.

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Hempcrete leap: HempFlax sees incentives for expanding into construction

Europe’s largest independent hemp grower and processor doubled down on the crop’s potential in the EU construction sector last month when it bought an insulation manufacturer in Germany and launched its own sustainable building supplies division.

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