Did you know: hemp is a carbon warrior?
Hemp's rapid growth (it takes 3-4 months to reach maturity) makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available. It is a carbon warrior! Industrial hemp is capable of absorbing more carbon emissions than most forests or any commercial crop.
Did you know: hemp saves water, is pest-resistant, AND extremely durable?
You heard that right, hemp is naturally pest resistant! NO pesticides needed. Hemp is STRONG and DURABLE. It's 2-3 times stronger than cotton.
Hemp’s production requires less than a third of the water needed for cotton! AND IT YIELDS 220% MORE FIBRE.
Did you know: hemp replenishes the soil?!
The stem and leaves of the hemp plant are jam-packed with nutrients. As the plant matures, leaf matter falls to the ground. They then decompose replenishing the soil with goodness ready for the next crop.
As if that wasn't enough. Hemp is also used for: phytoremediation.
This is where plants are used to decontaminate soil and water after industrial pollution or accidents. Phyto- What?? The term “phytoremediation,” was coined by the scientist Ilya Raskin. He was a member of a team that tested hemp’s ability to accumulate heavy metals from soil in contaminated fields near Chernobyl in the 1990s. Phyto - plant. Remediation - restoring balance.
Why are we only talking about this now?
For nearly a century, commercial cultivation of hemp was forbidden in the United States! The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.
This Act banned Hemp production in the US for 2 reasons: economic competition with cotton, timber and plastics.
1930’s anti-hemp propaganda caused a moral panic, persuading Americans to believe Hemp and Marijuana were the same.
Did you know: we offset our Carbon Airmiles?
At Pushaoo we partner with the CarbonFund Organization to offset our airmiles! We want to help the environment, fight climate change, and help make possible the transition to a clean energy future.
The carbon air miles of our collections (from country of origin to our warehouse) have been offset by reforestation and forest preservation projects!
Did you know: Henry Ford built a car out of hemp plastic?
Henry Ford built a car out of hemp plastic that ran on hemp fuel almost a century ago. In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making agricultural plastic parts for automobiles. It ran entirely on hemp ethanol!
The car body was made from a strong material derived from hemp, wheat straw and corn. often called the soybean car, not because it was produced with soybeans, but because it was researched in the soybean laboratory.
Why weren't more Hemp cars built?
The outbreak of World War II suspended all auto production, and therefore the plastic car experiment. By the end of the war, the idea of a hemp plastic car fell through the cracks as energy was directed towards war recovery efforts.
Did you know: You can make concrete out of hemp?
HEMPCRETE: A carbon negative building material.
It reduces construction costs; And it’s environmentally friendly! it can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation because; it’s strong, light & breathable. It is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder.