Why Hemp Plastic?

The problem with traditional plastic and the Hemp Plastic solution

The Plastic Problem

Plastic – it’s a remarkable material that is relatively cheap to manufacture and can be used in thousands of applications.  It’s in almost every part of our daily lives.  Since its invention in the early 20th century, plastic has been the world’s cheap, easy-to-make material of choice.

While plastic has enabled us to reach horizons in everything from medicine and transportation to technology and fashion, it’s also left a much darker legacy. Humankind has made trillions of tons of plastic since its introduction, and today produces over 335 million metric tons of plastic each year. 

Traditional fossil-fuel based plastic production emits massive levels of greenhouse gasses, and the material can take hundreds of years to break down. And when it does, it can leave trillions of plastic particles behind.

While recycling is often highlighted as a solution, it isn’t the whole solution. In the United States, only about 9% of plastic produced is recycled. If we want to preserve our planet for future generations, we also need to significantly reduce the amount of fossil-fuel-based plastic we produce and use. 

Meanwhile, industrial hemp is considered one of Mother Nature’s greatest carbon absorbers and, when used in hemp plastic, it happens to work well for many applications.  It’s also relatively easy to grow and is becoming far more plentiful globally.  So why not use it to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plastics right away?

That's where we come in.

The Hemp Plastic Solution

Hemp plastic can be biodegradable or compostable

Our customers can chose hemp plastic that use 100% bio-based resins, and our polymers can be biodegradable or compostable.

Hemp is a carbon-negative renewable resource.

Fossil fuel plastic is made from a non-renewable resource and emits significant greenhouse gasses during its lifecycle. Hemp, on the other hand, is a renewable resource that is actually carbon negative – it consumes far more greenhouse gasses than are emitted in its production. Just one ton of hemp can absorb up to 1.6 tons of CO2, making it one of the best carbon sequestration options on the planet.

Hemp production can be good for the planet.

In addition to being a “carbon negative” crop, hemp prevents soil erosion, can be cultivated over and over again on the same land and can even reduce water pollution.


Be green and competitive

If you’re interested in eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastics, contact us today to learn more about sustainable and cost-effective solutions.