Hemp breathes in 4x the carbon dioxide of trees
Hemp has the power to transform the environment. Hemp is unmatched in its ability to sequester (absorb and trap) carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
Industrial hemp has been proven to absorb more carbon dioxide per hectare than any forest or commercial crop. Hemp sequesters 22 tonnes of CO2 per hectare and binds it permanently in the materials it is manufactured into.
Hemp's rapid growth rate (growing to 4 metres in 100 days) and the ability to plant three-four crop rotations per year, makes hemp one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion tools available, more efficient than agroforestry.
Not only is hemp a carbon-negative textile, but hemp is a vital natural carbon sink for reducing pollution.
Reference: The Role of Industrial Hemp in Carbon Farming, James Vosper.