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Hemp Bioplastics For Packaging

Plastic is the world’s most adaptable material. From bikes to food wraps and from jets to pencils,you can make anything and everything from plastics. With the infinite number of uses, plastic also have some devastating impacts on our planet. Most plastics produced today are made using petroleum-based compounds that release harmful gases into the atmosphere. Waste solutions are inefficient, and harmful by-products toxic our land, water and wildlife. Yet, consider the possibility that there was a way to deal with deliver the greater part of what we utilize causes a negative greenhouse impact, is sustainable and biodegradable and has just about an indistinguishable cost to our present techniques. Meet Hemp plastic, an only plastic that’s 100% biodegradable in nature if produce by using only Hemp plant. Hemp plant consumes 4 times more carbon dioxide then other plants from atmosphere. The fiber we can produce from hemp is stronger than the conventional fiber we are using these days. This paper is intended to show numerous benefits of using hemp for the manufacturing of biodegradable plastic (HEMP PLASTIC) rather than conventional plastics.Plastic is the world’s most adaptable material. From bikes to food wraps and from jets to pencils,you can make anything and everything from plastics. With the infinite number of uses, plastic also have some devastating impacts on our planet. Most plastics produced today are made using petroleum-based compounds that release harmful gases into the atmosphere. Waste solutions are inefficient, and harmful by-products toxic our land, water and wildlife. Yet, consider the possibility that there was a way to deal with deliver the greater part of what we utilize causes a negative greenhouse impact, is sustainable and biodegradable and has just about an indistinguishable cost to our present techniques. Meet Hemp plastic, an only plastic that’s 100% biodegradable in nature if produce by using only Hemp plant. Hemp plant consumes 4 times more carbon dioxide then other plants from atmosphere. The fiber we can produce from hemp is stronger than the conventional fiber we are using these days. This paper is intended to show numerous benefits of using hemp for the manufacturing of biodegradable plastic (HEMP PLASTIC) rather than conventional plastics.

Comparison of Hemp with Conventional plastics

1. Composition

The ENE compounds, Toluene, benzene, things like that, which are the most poisonous derivatives of plastics that are produced from hydrocarbons aren’t found in Hemp.

2. Manufacturing

Most of the conventional plastic today is manufactured using petroleum based compounds and petroleum consumption is considered harmful to the environment, given the measure of waste created amid the refinement procedure and the destructive techniques used to separate oil from the earth. And simultaneously we are losing one of most important natural resource i.e. Petroleum in the manufacturing of plastics. On the other hand, hemp plastic is solely produced using the cellulose extracted from hemp plant and therefore causes no toxicity during its production.

3. Biodegradable and Recyclable

Hemp plastic is 100% biodegradable and recyclable when it is made using completely a Hemp plant. We traditionally think of recycling as the conversion of waste into usable material, although if we use more hemp plastic, we could introduce a new cycle that would be much more environmentally friendly. Plants are harvested and broken down into vital components for production and a product is produced. After its utilization, it is put into a landfill where nature will run its course and separate it into required supplements basic for the plant's development and the cycle is finished.

4. Environment friendly

Hemp absorbs four times the amount of carbon dioxide as trees do amid its snappy 12-14 week develop cycle. Delivering hemp plastic likewise requires 22-45% less energy than non-renewable energy source based items. We can have fields, acres and acres, hectares of hemp farms that are pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere (as plants do). Then, that carbon from the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere gets used to make the plastics, and the plastics, when they are going into a landfill and they are no longer usable, will biodegrade bringing carbon back into the soil. So, it’s essentially carbon negative, pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and putting it back into the soil.

5. Applications

The strength of hemp plastic makes it appealing in several industries. The automotive, building, and packaging industries are all being turned on to hemp plastic. It is also lightweight and has a very high ratio of density to weight. This allows it to potentially be used in aerospace to save weight on heavy structures. Due its versatility, hemp can be used anywhere for any purpose replacing conventional plastics.

6. Production cost

Plastics produced using petroleum compounds are quite cheap and easy to manufacture and on the other hand, the processes involve in the production of biodegradable plastic or specifically hemp plastics are quite expensive and use more effort than the production of conventional plastics.

7. Toughness and Flexibility

Hemp Plastics can be five times stiffer and 2.5 times stronger than polypropylene, and it will not cause wear and tear to the screw and the mold like glass fibers do, and unlike glass fibers, it does not pose safety and health risks. Its flexibility is one of the greatest factors for its superiority over conventional plastics.

 

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