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Hemp used as base for plastics

When people talk about how hemp has “25,000 uses,” one of the uses they frequently extol is hemp’s ability to make plant-based plastics.

Currently, hemp plastics are made from fiber — but what if hemp plastics could be made from hemp-based oil in much the same way that plastics are made from petroleum?

The ultimate goal of using the waste parts of plants to produce fuel and packaging is to create what is known as acircular economy,” an economy without waste because resources are reused at the end of their life instead of being sent to the landfill.

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