Community rallies behind hemp plant

By: Bill Redekop

Robert Jin shows off bales of hemp straw set to be shipped to China to make clothing.

Robert Jin shows off bales of hemp straw set to be shipped to China to make clothing. (BILL REDEKOP / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

 

GILBERT PLAINS — Of the purported 25,000 products made from hemp, a new facility here hopes to manufacture at least six of them.

There will be hemp home insulation; hemp building foundations (mixed with limestone); hemp absorbent for cleaning up oil spills, from small garages to industrial accidents; hemp pellets for wood stoves; and hemp bedding for pets and horses.

But those will be just from the byproducts. The primary purpose of the new facility is to process hemp fibre for manufacturing clothes in China.

 

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