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Tag Archives: hemp
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
A number of industries are facing increasing pressure because of the rising awareness that humanity needs both carbon sinks, carbon based building material and fibres, and breathable oxygen. We’ve become accustomed to seeing media reports and social media awareness campaigns … 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
The response to the health care funding crisis is pretty obvious, isn’t it? We’re so poor that the only possible way to fund our new submarines, not to mention Joe Hockey’s $50k steak dinners, is to cut health funding. Well … Continue reading
Given our level of technology and the public interest in sustainable technology, it would seem like a good time to introduce nappies/diapers that can go into compost or bio-digesting sewage systems. Lots of people opt for old fashioned cloth nappies … Continue reading
Imagine 3D printing your own home in 20 hours. Imagine using something like a game engine to design a home. Like adobe? Like minimalist? Prefer ornate gothic? Want colour built in? How would you lay the cables through various walls … Continue reading
For months now these links and previews have been circulating on facebook. Many of them are valuable enough to warrant broader reading. Many of them have enormous benefit to offer those who are feeling despairing or disillusioned with consumer/cannibal society. … Continue reading