Our Trees Matter
“Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 1990 and 2016, the world lost 502,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers) of forest, according to the World Bank—an area larger than South Africa. Since humans started cutting down forests, 46 percent of trees have been felled, according to a 2015 study in the journal Nature. About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and losses recently have been on the rise” . For full article, Click here.
Hemp vs. Trees
Hemp would provide a much more sustainable alternative to paper, card and toilet paper. It takes 3-5 months to grow, compared to 20 to 80 years for trees; provides 4 times the pulp per acre; it is one of the strongest natural fibres around; and finally, it doesn’t negate the use of toxic and harmful chemicals in processing. For full article, Click here.