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HEMP: A GREEN SOLUTION FOR OUR ADDICTION TO PLASTICS von Thatcher Michelsen founder of EatMoreHemp and Hemp3D

Humans have a frightening addiction to plastics – and it’s only getting worse. In the USA, only 14 % of recyclable plastics are collected and only 5 % are actually processed, therefore 95 % of plastics are single use and end up in the landfill – or worse – our oceans. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has projected that, if things don’t change, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. This is


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a catastrophic situation, which requires urgent affordable, sustainable and scalable solutions. Attempting to reduce the usage of plastics and increase recycling programs will only help so much, we urgently need a redesign of the system and majorly shift of the raw materials used in the production of all this plastic. Luckily as it turns out hemp has what it takes to answer