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HEMP & THE ENVIRONMENT

Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly plants on earth. One of the oldest sustainable crops, it grows in just 4 months from planting and does not need any pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is really good at giving our trees a helping hand as it is very effective at capturing CO2 from the air (1mof hemp breathes in the same amount of CO2 as 1m2 of forest) and every bit of the plant can be used - the seed for healthy food and the stalk for natural fibre and eco-building materials. So the CO2 is locked and there is a net CO2 benefit.

 Good Things About Good Hemp

  • Hemp helps regenerate the soil. As the plant matures and the seed grows, leaf matter falls to the ground and decomposes replenishing the soil with natural nutrients ready for the next crop
  • It is an excellent sequester of carbon dioxide. It breathes in four times more COthan trees
  • It yields high levels of usable fibre. One hectare of hemp produces as much usable fibre as four hectares of trees or two hectares of cotton
  • It does not require pesticides or herbicides to grow
  • Hemp provides an excellent habitat for wildlife
  • Once harvested the seed is used to produce healthy food products

Good Fact

Every 800 bottles of Good Oil produced leaves enough hemp straw to build an entire eco-house. This amount of straw locks a net gain of 7.5 tonnes of CO2 - more than the annual CO2 produced by the average UK household. Producing just a single bottle of Good Oil requires enough straw to lock the equivalent CO2 produced by an average 40 mile car journey.

 



 

 

Hemp flowering

Flowering Hemp Plant