The world's precious natural resources are being reduced at an alarming rate, and the damage done to the Earth from those products has reached crisis proportions. As a result, today's eco-conscious consumer is demanding that industries produce better, more sustainable products and services in order to reduce the massive amounts of pollution that is destroying our environment.
Industrial hemp fiber and hurd will play a leading role in the monumental transformation of numerous industries such as farming, textiles, construction, paper, bio-plastics, all of which will thrive and grow while simultaneously solving some of the world's biggest environmental challenges for generations to come.
GREEN FARMING BENEFITS
Minimizing CO2 Emissions
▪ 1 acre of hemp absorbs an average of 10 tons of CO2, which compares to an average of 5.1 tons of CO2 emissions for a typical passenger vehicle.
▪ Panda’s 25,000 acres of hemp supply CO2 conversion is equivalent to taking 50,000 cars off the road annually.
The following environmental benefits of the widespread use of industrial hemp have been extensively documented, including:
Less reliance on fossil fuels, especially from foreign sources
More efficient use of energy
Less long-term atmospheric build-up of carbon dioxide
Agricultural pesticide use reduction
Dioxin and other pollution reduction
Reduction in microplastic pollution in the oceans
Reduction in coal & petroleum based fibers that will reduce the 70 million barrels of oil used in textiles each year
Landfill use reduction
Cradle to Cradle
Hemp provides true sustainability as a cradle-to-cradle product that enables protection and enrichment of the Earth’s ecosystems, with all the plant’s biological and technical components being recyclable