Until just over 100 years ago, 90% of the world's paper was made from Hemp. It is said to last 50 times longer than paper made from trees. Most people are aware of the environmental damaged caused by deforestation - trees are simply too valuable to us. The processing of wood pulp into the paper we use produces considerable chemical discharge while giving a low quality of paper. Hemp requires very few chemicals & produces a greater quantity of pulp per acre , with a finer quality, than tree paper.
Hemp has an annual turnaround (as opposed to decades for trees!) and can be recycled dozens of times more than wood pulp paper. Between 2001-2003 the manufacturer of our paper reduced the effluent volumes by 50%; 60% of the annual energy needed is supplied by the nearby river & production wastes are recycled by over 95 percent.
" Perfect for artists - Rembrandt, Van Gogh & Gainsborough used hemp canvas with hemp oil paints
" More plentiful than wood, easier to process & better for the environment
" Can be recycled up to 80 times!
" Works perfectly in both Laser & Inkjet printers
" Lasts a very long time
The Magna Carta & the King James Bible are written on hemp
as well as the first draft of the American Declaration of Independence
& the oldest known piece of paper is made from...guess what - HEMP
If this makes sense to you, then it's time to think WHY NOT HEMP ?