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    PA: Uses For Hemp Explored At Behrend Plastics Lab

    In the plastics lab at Penn State Behrend, professor Brian Young is leading a small group of students who are exploring ways to use hemp fibers as an additive to plastic. It's a project that would have seemed unlikely just a few years ago. That was before February 2014, when President...
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    Hemp - The 'Forbidden' Crop That Is Taking The World By Storm

    The cultivation of the plant would be a boon for small farmers, especially organic farmers. We're talking about industrial hemp this time, not medical cannabis/marijuana, which continues to prove its merits and gain acceptance. The worldly benefits of using hemp are in plain view and clear to...
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    Hemp Bio-DeGradable Plastics Can End World Pollution Forever

    What Is Hemp Plastic? Hemp plastic is a bioplastic made using industrial hemp. There are many different types of hemp plastic; from standard plastics reinforced with hemp fibers, to a 100% hemp plastic made entirely from the hemp plant. Hemp plastic is recyclable and can be manufactured to...
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    Could LEGO Toys Soon Be Made From Hemp Plastics?

    LEGO is looking for a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastic. Hemp might be the answer. LEGO wants to switch the material it uses to make its trademark toy bricks beloved by children around the world. The company currently uses plastic resin (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), but...