Now this is progress...update

15.6.07


Fig. 19. Henry Ford swinging an axe at his 1941 car to demonstrate the toughness of the plastic trunk door made of soybean and hemp. (From the collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village.)

Big thanks to weatweebee for pointing me to this document on the industrial use of hemp. The link they sent me was to Perdue University's article "Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America" by Ernest Small and David Marcus. I recommend you read up on all the working examples of hemp as an alternative to many of the products I mentioned in my previous post about plastics.

I encourage everyone to leave your comments about your experiences, horror stories, and moments of inspiration from plastic. Do you have a story about a way to not use plastic or why perhaps it is a positive thing to keep using plastic instead of a non petroleum based polymer. We want to hear all about it.

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1 Comments:

Blogger weatweebee said...

There are several studies regarding cancer causing dioxin release from frozen or microwave plastic containers. Google the words dioxin, plastic, microwave oven
One of the more informational sites >
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cookplastic.asp
Will plastic like compounds made from hemp release dioxins under similar conditions?
Peace :)

Tue Jun 19, 03:48:00 PM PDT  

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