Day 22 of 31 Hemp Products: Cardboard

hemp cardboard


SUB MARKETS: Packaging, Storage, Paper

Day 22 of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign highlights a useful alternative to a traditionally wasteful material: hemp cardboard. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], “in most parts of the developed world, packaging constitutes as much as one-third [1/3] of the non-industrial solid waste stream” and admits, “new ways to increase the recovery of secondary materials, including packaging and plastics in particular, are clearly needed.” Coincidentally, hemp can fill such a dire niche, as the Kentucky HIA has already pointed out in posts related to paper and plastic.

Other reasons to add [or substitute] industrial hemp in packaging materials:

  • Recyclable
  • Renewable
  • Strong / Durable
  • Biodegradable
  • Insect Repellent
  • Alternative to cellophane
  • Carbon-sink / negative
  • 3-D printer-ready
  • Non-toxic




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