Could Hemp Toilet Paper Save the World?

Commercially grown hemp is so versatile, eco-friendly, and sustainable. There’s no need for fertilizers or pesticides to grow it and it can be collected in as little as 70 days.

The plant also requires minimal watering and is able to help the soil by encouraging its renewal.

Hemp fibers are ideal for situations when a lot of material is necessary-for example, for toilet paper.

Believe it or not, it’s an awesome material for toilet paper; one of the most commonly used things on the planet.

Why Is Hemp a Good Choice for a Toilet Paper?

Hemp is awesome for producing toilet paper. It has odour-free fibers that are also resistant to mildew and other fungi.

It has antifungal and antibacterial properties and it can help keep the skin healthy.

Toilet paper made from hemp is soft thanks to hemp’s natural softer texture than other trees, but durable and absorbable.

It can actually absorb four times its weight.

Hemp is also a great way to save up on costs when producing toilet paper. Regular toilet paper is much more expensive due to using more chemicals and energy in the making process.

Hemp toilet is also biodegradable-it doesn’t destroy our precious forests by contributing to mass deforestation.

Hemp is also known to replicate faster than trees and trees need couple of years to mature to be ready for harvesting and then processed into toilet paper.

Consequently, trees end up being cut more often while waiting for new ones to grow. On the other hand, hemp needs only 70 days.

Nowadays, unfortunately, 35 percent of trees that are cut down are for paper production and a quarter of the solid waste in landfills are from paper mills and pulp.

In the US, every single person uses approximately 50 pounds of toilet paper per year which has caused the paper production and pulp to be responsible for 20 percent of the toxic air waste.

A massive amount of water is also polluted or to be more precise 76,000 litres of water per a ton of paper.

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