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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Save the world with Bio-degradable Hemp Plastics...

In the middle of the atlantic ocean there is a new continent, yes a continent, not a country.
It doesnt have a name even though it's twice as large as USA !!!
Nothing with a heartbeat survives on it and it's slowly but surely poisoning our waters...

The main reason for this lifelessness is that the continent is made of Giant masses of little white shoppingbags, plastic bottles and bottlecaps, lighters, old nets, buckets fridge exteriors and milkcarton holders, ... ,... , ...
Really annything you can think of thats made of plastics can be found in this continent of death !

There's no denying that the petro chemicals being used to create plastic today are toxic to the environment and to the employees who work in these factories on a daily basis. Also, it is not biodegradable which means that it lasts forever.

All this floating debris is slowly grinding up to miniscule and microscopic NON-degradable particles wich then spread with the streams of the oceans allover the planets precious watersupply we all depend on and need to survive...

From tiny fish to huge whales filter the waters to obtain their daily feeding of plankton...
Do I need to elaborate on the effects this can have on ocean life and in the end human existance?

It's alarming to say the least. We must as a global effort support the development of biodegredable products for the sake of our planet.

Did you know that the United States alone discards more than 60 billion pounds of plastic every year that end up stuffing landfills or are swept away in bodies of water?

Would you believe that the number has risen from 4 billion to 60 billion pounds in less than 30 years?

Meanwhile the plastics and other garbage (while being ground down by the death continent's movement on the oceans flow) release all their weakmaking, colouring and other dangerous and deadly toxins. Increasing the amount of poison in the ocean measurably over the years at an ever increasing rate.

The basic building block of modern day plastics is cellulose that is taken from petroleum, but toxic petrochemical compositions are not the only way to derive plastics.

Plastics can be derived from plant cellulose, and since hemp is the greatest cellulose producer on Earth (hemp hurds can be 85% cellulose), it only makes sense to make non-toxic, biodegradable plastic from hemp and other organics, instead of letting our dumps fill up with refuse.

Hemp plastic is tough, durable, contains no harmful chemicals,
is bio-degradable and looks fantastic!

Hemp hurds may be processed into cellophane packing material, which was common until the 1930s, or they may be manufactured into a low-cost, compostable replacement for Styrofoam.

Hemp can also be made into compressed door panel and dashboards. Carmakers such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Saturn, BMW, Honda, and Mercedes are currently using hemp composite door panels, trunks, head liners, etc.

Henry Ford used hemp-and-sisal cellulose plastic to build car doors and fenders in 1941. On video Henry Ford demonstrated that his hemp cars were more resistant to blows from a sledgehammer than steel-bodied cars.

These composites are less expensive than dangerous fiberglass counterparts. Hemp fiberglass replacements would only cost 50 to 70 cents a pound. These hemp composites could replace carbon and glass fibers, which have environmental and weight problems, and run from 60 cents to 5 dollars a pound.

The reason why virtually all European car makers are switching to hemp based door panels, columns, seat backs, boot linings, floor consoles, instrument panels, and other external componets is because the organic hemp based products are lighter, safer in accidents, recycleable, and more durable.

The possibilities are endless with hemp plastics and resins, and Biocomposites.
Virtually any shape and purpose can be fulfilled by biocomposite plastics.
Just think of the possibilities and realize that biodegradable non-toxic products are always the wisest choice for the future.

Buy smart. Buy Hemp!



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