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Climate change: hemp can be very important in capturing CO2

by Ties Inc.

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Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and is twice as effective at absorbing and retaining carbon than trees.

In light of the current climate crisis, this is a remarkable fact. Certainly because hennep barely mentioned in all the debates about climate change.

Absorbing effect of hemp

It is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and can reach a height of 100 meters in 4 days. Research indicates that the plant is twice as effective at absorbing and retaining carbon than trees, with 1 hectare (2,5 acres) of hemp absorbing an estimated 8 to 22 tons of CO2 per year. That's more than any forest. The CO2 is also permanently captured in the fibres, which can then be used for many goods, including textiles, medicines, insulation for buildings and concrete. Car manufacturer BMW even uses it to replace plastics in various car parts.

Although the laws surrounding the use of hemp for various purposes are becoming more flexible in many countries, the power of the plant is still underused. The entire plant is usable and the possibilities are endless. That makes this super plant not only versatile, but also extremely environmentally friendly.

Source: theguardian.com (EN)

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