Looking for ways to green up your Christmas? Here are 5 ways that you can use hemp and create less waste, use less energy, and celebrate the festive season in a way that doesn’t contribute to the degradation of our planet.
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Christmas is a time associated with over-indulgence and lots of non recyclable waste but with a little bit of imagination and advanced planning it doesn’t have to be this way.
According to Dr Dionne Payn of Hemp Lifestyle Magazine, industrial hemp is one of the most ecologically sustainable crops available. It sequesters large amounts of carbon dioxide as it is growing, grows quickly and can be harvested within 90 days, uses less water than most crops, doesn’t need herbicides or pesticides to grow, and can grow anywhere, from the subtropics of Australia to the cool climes of Russia.
Hemp also produces the most bio-material that has a large variety of uses. In 1938, Popular Mechanics magazine called hemp the “new billion-dollar crop,” saying it had 25,000 uses.
For all of these reasons, it makes sense to use hemp wherever possible.