Hemp and Sustainability

This book highlights the positive and negative impacts that hemp fibre and textiles have on environment, while studying the effects of climate change on the growth of fibre hemp.

Author: Fieke Dhondt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811633348

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 123

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This book highlights the positive and negative impacts that hemp fibre and textiles have on environment, while studying the effects of climate change on the growth of fibre hemp. Human-induced climate change challenge the availability of textile fibres, whereas today’s apparel industry leaves behind a substantial environmental footprint. Sustainable hemp textiles can lighten it. The book describes the environmental impact of hemp and how climate change influences future hemp growth. Hemp is considered in most literature as a sustainable alternative for the commonly used fibres polyester and cotton. However, most research does not go farther than the environmental impacts of hemp, and there is currently a lack of knowledge/literature that examines the possibilities of hemp growth under changing climate conditions.

Cannabis Hemp for Sustainable Agriculture and Materials

The book contains review articles on the latest evidence-based scientific knowledge and future insights on industrial hemp applications ranging from sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, and commercial uses of hemp-derived ...

Author: Dinesh Chandra Agrawal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811687785



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Author: Pharmacology University

Publisher: Pharmacology University


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 26

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Did you know that hemp could be an excellent solution to mitigate environmental problems on our planet? Hemp, whose scientific name is Cannabis sativa, was named in 1753 by the Swedish scientist, naturalist, botanist and zoologist Charles Linnaeus; it is an herbaceous plant of the genus Cannabis, a member of the Cannabaceae family known for over 6500 years, with great economic, agricultural, industrial, cultural and medical importance. It originated in Asia, has been used throughout history in the production of fibers, oils and its application in pottery shards, cordage and paper making. In Ancient Egypt, the pharaohs used hemp to obtain their fabrics, an example of this was a piece unearthed from the tomb of the pharaoh Alchanaten dating from 1200 BC. Hemp is considered a very valuable crop with particular agronomic characteristics that provide suitable raw materials for multiple potential applications. It should be noted that hemp is considered a low-cost plant for its production, it is ecological and sustainable thanks to the fact that its production does not generate large impacts on the environment and contributes with almost 20,000 products that are biodegradable and do not take time to decompose naturally without generating toxicity in the environment; its uses make it very versatile for human and environmental needs. It is a plant where absolutely everything it produces is used, generating almost zero waste, which contributes to the sustainability goals imposed by the UN and develops the concept of circular economy, a paradigm that aims to generate economic prosperity, protect the environment and prevent pollution, thus facilitating sustainable development. It even allows the development of the industrial sector, using this plant that has a wide range of applications in different fields; such as in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industry, it can also be obtained from plastics, paper, biofuels and even to make houses. In this ebook, you will learn about the history of hemp, uses of the plant, production characteristics and requirements, economic advantages, environmental benefits and new applications of hemp such as hempcrete. If you are interested in knowing more about the incredible hemp we invite you to enjoy this ebook that Pharmacology University brings to you.

The Great Book of Hemp

With new technology it is possible to make anything from hemp that we now make from petroleum--including paint, plastic, and biomass energy. In this illustrated, comprehensive guide, Rowan Robinson reveals hemp's hidden history.

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815418

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

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Explores the history of the plant and describes its applications, including its use in paper, insulation, clothing, paint, fuel, and medicine

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 42

This book reviews recent research and applications, developments, research trends, methods and issues related to the applications of industrial hemp for fundamental research and technology.

Author: Grégorio Crini

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030413842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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This book reviews recent research and applications, developments, research trends, methods and issues related to the applications of industrial hemp for fundamental research and technology.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4 10

For several decades, hemp has been touted in much of the popular press as phenomenally beneficial for the environment. The environmental benefits of growing hemp may be greatly exaggerated, but hemp is particularly suitable for organic ...

Author: Daniel E. Vasey

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781933782546

Category: Nature

Page: 543

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Natural Resources and Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth's material resources. Scientists, ecologists, and other expert authors present the historical impact of commercial activities (in industries as varied as fisheries, agriculture, energy, and mineral extraction), discuss the global distribution and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and focus on innovative approaches for the future. Readers will learn why renewal doesn't necessarily put a resource beyond harm and why the no-free-lunch adage applies to all natural resources.

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries

The parameters that make this fiber sustainable are investigated. The present common and special uses and possible future innovative alternatives of hemp fibers for technical textile production are stated.

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030385415

Category: Science

Page: 185

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This book is part of a five-volume set that explores sustainability in textile industry practices globally. Case studies are provided that cover the theoretical and practical implications of sustainable textile issues, including environmental footprints of textile manufacturing, consumer behavior, eco-design in clothing and apparels, supply chain sustainability, the chemistry of textile manufacturing, waste management and textile economics. The set will be of interest to researchers, engineers, industrialists, R&D managers and students working in textile chemistry, economics, materials science, and sustainable consumption and production. This volume comprehensively covers the various sustainable natural materials used in textiles that originate from raw materials sourcing. The book discusses agricultural production systems and standards for the development of sustainable textile fibers, the effects of chemical surface modification methods on the properties of textile fibers, and how antibacterial and antifungal textiles can be manufactured using natural resources.

Beyond Sustainability

Hemp also helps to prevent soil erosion, an environmental problem that is manifested by deforestation. Saving the trees, and the rainforests specifically, izer and preventing producing soil erosion oxygen, is just the reducing beginning ...

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476644295

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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This book approaches environmentalism via two academic disciplines, sociology and philosophy. Both have concerns about the environment's ability not only to sustain itself but to thrive. The authors argue that rather than simple sustainability, we must promote thrivability for the sake of protecting the environment and all living things. In this greatly expanded second edition, the authors have updated data and examples, introduced new topics and concepts, and emphasized the need to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. Numerous topics are explored, from the differences between sustainability and thrivability, and the overuse of plastic, to mass extinction, the role of natural disasters and more. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an added perspective on the relationship between disease and the environment.

Design for Sustainability

Until the late 19th Century, hemp or Cannabis sativa was a vital and widespread industrial, military and strategic resource. ... economyeconomyeconomyeconomyeconomy promises environmental, economic and social benefits.

Author: Janis Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136568411

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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With radical and innovative design solutions, everyone could be living in buildings and settlements that are more like gardens than cargo containers, and that purify air and water, generate energy, treat sewage and produce food - at lower cost. Birkeland introduces systems design thinking that cuts across academic and professional boundaries and the divide between social and physical sciences to move towards a transdiciplinary approach to environmental and social problem-solving. This sourcebook is useful for teaching, as each topic within the field of environmental management and social change has pairs of short readings providing diverse perspectives to compare, contrast and debate. Design for Sustainability presents examples of integrated systems design based on ecological principles and concepts and drawn from the foremost designers in the fields of industrial design, materials, housing design, urban planning and transport, landscape and permaculture, and energy and resource management.