PLASTIC FREE JULY #2
Greetings from HG and Best wishes for the week ahead.
Well plastic-free July is over and anyone who participated would realise how dependent we have become on this material. There is so much plastic in use, in waste fill and in the ocean that we at Hemp Gallery Australia are thinking of it as a resource and wondering what creative ways we can recycle and re-use it. Any suggestions or ideas on this subject are very welcome.
We are told that in South America plastic milk bottles are used as building blocks and currently Ray is experimenting with this idea on his property in New Zealand (photos to follow).
Beatrice attended the Australian Hemp Alliance meeting on the 30th of July and returned from it feeling very enthusiastic about the future of the industry in Australia.
Co-operation and collaboration is vital if the Industry is going to have a significant place in the Agricultural economy and this is what HGA has always worked for because of Hemp's ability to provide a sustainable source of our basic needs, including of course, bio-degradable plastic.
This will not happen until we can achieve economy of scale and this requires broadacre cropping and processing infrastructure and significant financial investment. (Any green multi millionaires out there?)
HG hopes to see the day when Hemp and other plant based raw materials are used to produce all plastic and this is beginning to happen in various small ways. Any news or information or these projects welcome.
Meanwhile we will continue to produce our hemp and organic cotton alternative packaging, storage and carry bags.
Many thanks to all who supported us and the notion of Plastic Free July by buying these products at the markets or from our website last month.