Unlike other alternatives like corn-based ethanol, hemp biofuel is closer to carbon neutral. It’s made from the fibers of the plant instead of the fruit or root, giving it its distinguishing characteristics.
With tiny microplastics filling our oceans and plastic bags sailing down city streets, it’s important that we find an alternative. Hemp plastic can be just as durable and flexible as traditional plastic but is fully biodegradable.
Hemp, like wood, has fibers that can be shredded, mixed to a pulp, and pressed to make paper. Unlike most trees though, hemp grows fast and is easily replaceable. More hemp-paper utilization could take some pressure off of our world’s forests.
Amazingly, Hemp has a higher strength to weight ratio than steel. Hard to believe? Vishel Vivek of Hemp Foundation puts it clearly, saying “It will take a lot more pressure to crack or break composite materials made of hemp fibers than the amount of pressure needed to crack or break things made of steel”. It's being used on a commercial scale, too. Panels of certain models of BMW, Mercedes and Bugatti cars are manufactured using a hemp fibre base.
We're living in a stressful time. COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, and some of us may be dealing with added fear and anxiety around the unknown and uncertainty about the disease. Whether you are concerned for your own health or the health of others, the stress can be overwhelming at times. As May is mental health awareness month, and O2 Living has partnered with the JCK Foundation, we want to share how we are managing our stress during this pandemic.
Allergies... We certainly hear that word a lot today. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer with some form of allergy, placing it on the top of the list of medical ailments. So what actually causes allergies and why do allergies appear to be on the rise?