"Garbage-- Solid Waste. Every year, the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of "trash"--about 4.6 pounds per person per day. Less than one-quarter of it is recycled; the rest is incinerated or buried in landfills." (via learner.org)
THAT IS A LOT OF GARBAGE!! Just think how much of that garbage is not able to be broken down by our Mother Nature. The wonder that we don't bio plastics is beyond me, however thanks to the new 2018 Farm Bill, we have a chance to make a difference and change all that.
"A bio plastic is simply a plastic substance derived wholly or in part of an organic ¹biomass rather than the typical petrochemical base. Hemp contains nearly 70% cellulose fibers from which plastics or bio plastics can be derived from." With the ability of farmers to now safely grow hemp, and be funded, we can hope to see the production of hemp bio plastics in the masses."- National Hemp Association
Not only will hemp bio plastics make waste easy to break down and reduce land fill waste, it is great for agriculture as well. Here's a few of the many benefits in regards to agriculture;
No need for pesticides for crops to grow, less topsoil erosion & hemp grows in 4 months opposed to 12-18 months for sugar cane (currently used for bio plastics). All things that make a difference to farmers, but also to our environment of ecosystems.
Want To Read More About Hemp Bioplastics? Click the article below from HEMP Magazine...