Kenaf is a 4,000 year old NEW crop with roots in ancient Africa. It is related to cotton and okra. It offers a way to make paper without cutting trees. Kenaf grows quickly, rising to heights of 12-14 feet in as little as 4 to 5 months. U.S. Department of Agriculture studies show that kenaf yields of 6 to 10 tons of dry fiber per acre per year are generally 3 to 5 times greater than the yield for Southern pine trees, which can take from 7 to 40 years to reach harvestable size.
Porous pavement is a specially designed pavement system that allows water to infiltrate through the pavement and never become runoff. This system provides the structural support of conventional pavement but is made up of a porous surface and an underground stone reservoir. The stone reservoir provides temporary storage before the water infiltrates the soil. There are many different types of porous surfaces, including pervious asphalt, pervious concrete, and interlocking pavers.
Hempcrete. It is made from the leftover stalks of hemp plants mixed with lime. This amazing product actually has a Negative carbon footprint since it continually draws co2 out of the air. It is lightweight and will not crack or mold.
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composed of pressed recycled hemp acoustic tiles, which clip onto an injection moulded recyclable ABS framework mounted onto aluminium, 'scale' is not only produced from sustainable materials, but can adapt to the needs of a commercial interior over time.