HAPPY HEMPDAY WEEDNESDAY March (4 20)20

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For todays 3/4/20 Happy Hempday Installment, I have chosen to focus on the hope of hemp plastic. and specifically as a solution to one of the biggest problems plague-ing the planet, plastic pollution.

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Anybody who claims to be an environmentalist and doesn't have as a top issue, the importance of a global transition back to hemp, is a fool and should not be taken seriously. If CO2 is a problem, Hemp Plants naturally absorb that. Why do we still have lawns?

The plants that would be grown to make the C02 go away, however magically, would be equally useful for the natural remediation of our farm lands as well as our toxic neighborhoods and community dumping grounds. Hemp is a natural phyto-remediator as well. Hemp is also possibly the only source of omegas found outside of the heavily polluted oceans.

Petroleum fuel is wildly unnessesary because those plants would generate enough fuel to run our vehicles. Ask Henry Ford. He powered his model T with it.

Again why are we growing lawns?

Learn more at anotherhappyhempday.com

click here to read more about hemp powered Fords at hempland.net

and some interesting facts I came across today over at hemp plastic.com

Plastic Pollution

As of 2018, 335 million tons of plastics are produced globally each year.
45% of all plastics are produced in the United States.
29% of plastics produced in the US are used for packaging (15% building, 14% consumer).
The packaging market, in the United States alone is worth $100 billion, a quarter of the global 
market.
In the United States over 60 billion pounds of plastic are discarded into the waste stream each 
year (from 4 billion in 1970). Most of this is in Municipal Solid Waste.
One-half of all discarded plastic comes from packaging. Almost one-third comes from 
 packaging that is discarded soon after use.
Beach litter is 40-60 percent plastic, much of which often floats in from the sea. Such beach litter 
is hazardous to birds, fish and animals who die from ingesting it or becoming entangled in it.
Wide-scale postconsumer recycling of plastics is relatively new. Modern plastics are becoming 
harder to recycle.


Plastic History

The word plastic comes from the Greek plastikos, meaning able to be shaped.
 Biodegradable plastics are not new. In the biblical Book of Exodus, Moses’ mother built his ark 
from rushes, pitch, and slime, a composite that might now be called a fiber-reinforced bioplastic. 
Natural resins- like amber, shellac, and gutta percha have been mentioned throughout history, 
including during the Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Plastics manufactured today, with few exceptions, are made from synthetic polymers. But 
polymers also occur in nature. They are produced by plants, animals and microorganisms 
through biochemical reactions.
 Plastics have successfully competed with other materials on account of their ‘low cost’. An 
 example is a zipper. Previously made of metal, a plastic zipper performs as well as its 
 predecessor. The lesser durability is not an issue as it often lasts long after the application using 
 the zipper fails.

Great presentation of hemp hoax of the early 1900s

The Machines for processing hemp improved and became state of the art in the early 1930’s and
this was a significant threat to the powers that be including Hearst newspapers and their huge
amount of trees.

It was also a threat to Dupont who would be set to have serious competition from hemp that 
would seriously reduced their turnover. This was also a worry to Duponts banker, Andrew 

Mellon,of Mellon bank, Pittsburgh, who would also be set to lose out.

Dupont had new patents for synthetic fibres, paper made from wood pulp along with their other 
plastic and textiles enterprises.

 Hemp could have competed with 80% of their business in a free market but instead it was 
 Dupont who would filled the railroads with its good for the next 70 years, causing untold 
 pollution of the environment and the rivers.


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😃 Happy Hemp Day. Remind our planet to consider all life even the green we all enjoy daily.

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absolutely!

Thanks for the post, very informative and we must all aim to lower plastic waste and pressure companies to do the same.

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Such a big deal

interesting fact most of the plastic in the Ocean is glitter.

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Not only does it break down even slower than common plastic, it also contains more chemicals.

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My daughter and her lab partners backed by her University has created a biodegradable glitter that dissolves in water they are in the process of getting it to market now, hopefully by the end of this year or early next year. That is the only reason I even know that fact about most of the Ocean plastic is glitter, there is like 2 billion tons of plastic glitter in the Ocean which is crazy. Had she not educated me on it because of her project I would likely would have never known that.

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That sounds really interesting, I wonder whatthey are using to make the glitter, glittery. do you know?

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I know what they are using but till my kid tells me I can talk about it more that is all I am allowed to say about it.

Very informative article Graham