Medical waste pollution is on the rise and you should pay attention. hemp fabric It can save the situation and we have some strong reasons for that.
enormous 4.4% of net global emissions It is produced by the medical industry. Calculated as equivalent to 2 gigatons of carbon dioxide. This is equal to four times the mass of all people on Earth.
Every time you visit a hospital or use a medicinal product, you are contributing to the already massive climate impact of the healthcare industry.
Are you ready to take responsibility?
I certainly am not.
Medical waste contamination is a serious concern that gets dumped under the rug. We use big terms like “air pollution” and “water pollution,” ignoring the smaller components that make up it.
Take the case of medical textiles for example. The most commonly used medical textiles such as cotton, viscose, polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, polyethylene, glass and plastics are not sustainable. They take in and take away from the environment and only return the toxins in return.
to remember, Sustainability is not determined by whether a fabric is natural or synthetic. Even natural fibers like cotton need resources that cannot be considered sustainable.
Unsustainable fabric is one of the major pollutants of the medical industry. But the world is silent about it.
I know I know. The age-old question arises – but what can we do?
Well, I say, a hell of a lot!
If we can cause this destruction, we also have the strength to correct it. And nature will help us in this task.
A few years ago I realized the God-given solution to all our problems, and that was cannabis. This is the main reason for founding the Hemp Foundation! The rest is history in the making.
Aside from the other 25,000 uses of hemp, it can also be spun into threads. Produces sustainable fabric. The properties of hemp fabric can address the issue of sustainability in healthcare. It can do wonders for the medical industry.
- A sustainable crop that yields more than it takes
The hemp crop Environmentally friendly. It gives back ten times the greenery and nutrition you get from nature.
Sustainability is another name for cannabis. It outperforms all other crops every step of the way. And I’m not saying this because I’m biased.
On the contrary. I’m biased towards hemp because it’s very sustainable.
Do not believe me?
Let the following facts speak for themselves:
- Hemp grows in many seasons and soils around the world. From a warm tropical climate to a cool temperate climate – everything works. Hemp does not have difficult conditions for growth. It is not high maintenance.
- If the earth allows, the roots descend away. The hemp anchors and protects the soil from runoff. It can also help slow deforestation.
- Hemp grows within 3-4 months. It is a high yielding crop. It yields 250% and 600% more fibers than cotton and linen, respectively.
- Subconscious water requirements. Since it quenches itself naturally, cannabis needs very little water.
- The soil is replenished with nutrients rather than being depleted. When hemp plants drop their leaves throughout the growing season, a rich organic matter is added to the topsoil. The soil is thus left in perfect condition for any successful crop.
- Being a carbon negative crop, hemp absorbs more carbon dioxide than it produces during its entire life cycle. Efficient carbon sequestration is key to this. It can even cleanse the air of toxic radiation.
- The hemp crop does not need the help of fertilizers and pesticides. It is naturally pest and weed resistant. Thus no toxic soil pollution.
- Each part of the cannabis plant has a large number of uses. From seed to leaf – nothing is lost.
Hemp is a sustainable fabric. If hemp is used as medical textiles, there will be a significant impact on the carbon footprint of the medical industry.
- Super strong fabric
You’ll need three times the ability to shred something made of hemp, compared to cotton.
Yes, hemp fiber is strong.
Hemp fabric is made from the bark fibers of the stem. It is durable and naturally strong. More than any natural fiber.
This indomitable strength can be attributed to the following factors:
- High density of cellulose
- Max fiber length
- Low presence of lignin
Medical textiles such as those that are reusable can benefit greatly from this property. Cotton bed sheets, pillowcases, curtains, uniforms, etc. need to be washed and changed several times. Over time it becomes weaker. Holes and lacerations are common. Soon they end up in the trash.
If it was made of hemp, it would take three times before any fabric made its way to landfill. This makes a big difference. As you can imagine, if you use something three times longer, you will generate much less waste.
This is just one example. Even at such a microscopic level, this is a big change.
- It lasts so long that you will forget when you bought it
No really, hemp fabric will last you ages!
Our hemp medical textiles will stand the test of time. This translates to lower expenditure on replacement, lower effort on maintenance, greater return on investment, and lower waste generation. What else can you ask for?
Aside from its strength, other factors also add to the longevity of cannabis. Let’s take a look at some:
- Fading – Hemp retains dyes well. The dyed hemp fabric remains vibrant even after years of use.
- Elongation – due to the lack of lignin, hemp fabric is not stretchable. Thanks to its low elasticity, hemp fabric does not shrink or stretch with washing. It can be washed repeatedly in all possible ways. You will not lose shape.
- Heat resistance – heat does not affect hemp. The fabric remains the same even after prolonged exposure to the sun.
- UV RESISTANCE – The natural fibers and lignin in hemp fibers absorb UV rays. Protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Hemp fabric has a UPF 50+ rating.
- Blendability – Easily blendable with all natural and synthetic fibres. Fabrics with different properties can be obtained. This means a wide range of applications.
- Degradation – There is no fiber degradation with hemp. Products made with hemp fibers get softer with washing.
- All pests and bacteria are kept away from cannabis
You will never see hemp fabric rot. This is due to its high resistance to microbes that cause mold, mildew and rot.
Treated fabric from hemp plants retains the antibacterial properties of hemp. Cannabinoids, alkaloids, and other biologically active compounds, or phenolic compounds from lignin contribute to this antibacterial property.
On the other hand, cotton can host bacteria and fungi for weeks.
Infections and allergies are common in hospitals. The wrong choice of fabric is to blame.
Here’s how the properties of hemp fabric can help:
- Hemp fights disease-causing bacteria. It fights the growth and spread of disease-causing agents.
- It will not cause any sensitivity. Because there are few allergens and synthetic irritants, hemp fabric is hypoallergenic.
The antibacterial properties of cannabis are ubiquitous in the medical industry.
I can’t stop thinking about the endless apps.
Furniture in hospitals and healthcare centers, surgical gowns, hats, masks, sheeting fabrics, curtains, bedding, medical tissues, bandages – the list is endless.
- Breathable and breathable material
Wearing hemp clothes feels as comfortable as a breeze.
This is important in the medical industry where doctors and other staff may have to pull 12 hour + shifts. A uniform that allows your body to breathe is essential.
Woven hemp fibers have reasonable heat retention and superior breathability. This results in a contrasting hemp fabric property.
Hemp fabric keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
I’m surprised too. It’s as if hemp was born to be worn.
- Moisturize the wicks like a pro
Hemp is thirsty for your sweat.
Moisture absorption and retention capacity of hemp fibers is no joke. It is much higher than cotton. And all thanks to the porous nature of hemp. Water – or any other liquid for that matter – is well-trapped in the fibers.
Due to its moisture wicking properties, hemp fabric is not only great for hospital clothing but also for a wide variety of uses. All towels, sanitary napkins, diapers, pads and wipes can use this feature.
It will not only replace cotton. Hemp will do the job better.
- 100% biodegradation means 0% pollution
Hemp takes “From Dust You to Dust Back” seriously.
In its most natural form, cannabis completely degrades within two weeks. And unlike other toxic, biodegradable substances, hemp will not spoil the soil. You can’t ask for a more sustainable fabric than this.
Cannabis does not add to the global waste crisis.
When used as a medicinal textile, hemp can significantly reduce the climatic footprint of healthcare. Once discarded, the hemp fabric disintegrates without a trace.
If you ask me, that just seals the deal on the issue of sustainability.
Sustainability In the medical field it is not an option anymore. It is a necessity.
As the global waste crisis escalates, it is imperative to monitor the waste generated by our smallest choices.
To say that the choice of all textiles used in the medical industry globally is a “small choice”, would be a farce. The gravity of this decision is enormous. It could change the course of the future of the planet.
Why should we hesitate to make such a big difference?
Nature has already given us this magical crop. Hemp is ready to serve our purposes without harming the environment. Manufacturers and suppliers like us, are also ready to create any cannabis product you want.
So what are you waiting for?