INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS & HEMP
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Collectively, modern society needs to transition to become more eco-friendly. In 2017, 300 million tons of plastic was commissioned by manufacturers worldwide. There is no doubt this is having a serious impact on the health of our planet and changes need to be made to protect future generations. Recent technology has opened the door to a new breed of eco-friendly polymer. No longer reliant on petroleum, these bioplastics are renewable, sustainable and often made using agricultural waste.
WE'RE ON A MISSION
We at The Hemp Plastic Company are invested in resolving one of the world’s biggest problems. There’s no escaping polymers, they’ve infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Yet, we are no longer beholden to petroleum-based materials. There are biodegradable plastic alternatives that resolve the plastic issue for good. Our bioplastics offer a game-changing solution to manufacturers who wish to continue producing the same low cost products without harming our planet.
It’s our mission to help migrate fossil fuel based plastic manufactures to our far greener option, and in doing so, continue to grow as the largest Hemp Plastic manufacturer in the world. We aim to serve our planet, investors, clients and dedicated team through the development and distribution of premium eco-friendly polymer solutions. We are uniquely positioned to leverage a more inviting regulatory environment, technology, supply and our own marketing expertise. Our intent is to raise awareness and offer comparably-priced polymer alternatives which will revolutionize this industry. If the prices and properties are competitive, it’s our experience that the market will readily adopt hemp-based biodegradable plastics. We have built our company on this premise.
- As of 2018, 335 million tons of plastics are produced globally each year.
- 45% of all plastics are produced in the United States.
- 29% of plastics produced in the US are used for packaging (15% building, 14% consumer).
- The packaging market, in the United States alone is worth $100 billion, a quarter of the global market.
- In the United States over 60 billion pounds of plastic are discarded into the waste stream each year (from 4 billion in 1970). Most of this is in Municipal Solid Waste.
- One-half of all discarded plastic comes from packaging. Almost one-third comes from packaging that is discarded soon after use.
- Beach litter is 40-60 percent plastic, much of which often floats in from the sea. Such beach litter is hazardous to birds, fish and animals who die from ingesting it or becoming entangled in it.
- Wide-scale postconsumer recycling of plastics is relatively new. Modern plastics are becoming harder to recycle.
- The word plastic comes from the Greek plastikos, meaning able to be shaped.
- Biodegradable plastics are not new. In the biblical Book of Exodus, Moses’ mother built his ark from rushes, pitch, and slime, a composite that might now be called a fiber-reinforced bioplastic. Natural resins- like amber, shellac, and gutta percha have been mentioned throughout history, including during the Roman times and the Middle Ages.
- Plastics manufactured today, with few exceptions, are made from synthetic polymers. But polymers also occur in nature. They are produced by plants, animals and microorganisms through biochemical reactions.
- Plastics have successfully competed with other materials on account of their ‘low cost’. An example is a zipper. Previously made of metal, a plastic zipper performs as well as its predecessor. The lesser durability is not an issue as it often lasts long after the application using the zipper fails.