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Category Archives: sustainability
The hemp resources group in WA has signed a partnership with a Chinese business, to use a chlorine free process to produce hemp paper. Construction of the local mill, which has potential to expand into Australian paper and fabric production, … Continue reading
There’s been renewed interest in hemp fabrics recently, and many growers are starting to process and spin hemp yarn themselves. It makes sense, since there’s plenty of spinning equipment sitting around in sheds all over the place. Wool growers invested … Continue reading
Australia’s Minister for Agriculture was greeted by protesting koalas late last week at his Tamworth office. It seems the good people of Gunnedah are unhappy about the prospect of having much of their home country bulldozed and koalas killed or … Continue reading
What if we could stop making plastic out of oil, and start making it out of carbon pollution floating around in the atmosphere? That’s a good question. What if we could use all that Carbon? There are a number of … Continue reading
It was never going to take long. The winning combination of a resource friendly, abundant crop and the incredible technology that is 3D printing was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Here’s five stages from hemp to fibre from … Continue reading
Today’s msm featured a story about some nufty stoner who printed hisself a lego gun. And knuckle dusters. Because plastic is really good for breaking and embedding in your digits. We’ll side step the obvious, that the gun wouldn’t be … Continue reading