The Worlds First Hemp Plastic Alternative!

The Worlds First Hemp Plastic Alternative!
Posted by FoM on May 07, 1999 at 08:58:36 PT
Source: H.F.I.A.
The Hemp Food Industries Association (HFIA) is proud to introduce the worlds first alternative to petro-chemical based plastics using Hemp- 'high fly'. To be released May 1999The need for such a product is without doubt a necessity. Look around the streets of any city and see the masses of plastic packaging lying around.
Paul Benhaim, founder member of the HFIA has spent many years travelling the world, from the tops of the Himalayas to the depths of the Australian barrier reefs he notes wherever you go on this planet, no matter how remote, the only aspect spoiling most nature habitats is plastic.Conventional plastic is not biodegradable. This means that our landfills will grow and grow. Plastic materials are also based on a finite resource that will not be available to future generations.Plastic has many uses, from packaging of food and industrial products, to insides of cars, casings of electronic items and storage bottles and containers. In fact, plastic has many properties that are useful in a myriad of industries. This is why the HFIA are proud to be involved with an alternative.Hemp has also been used for thousands of years for food, clothing, fuel and paper. Hemp is becoming known as the crop of the future whilst we make it the crop of the present.Recently a company, a university, professors and other industry have developed, to our request, a 25% Hemp plastic product called 'high fly'. This product has been developed using many hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of development and machinery.The idea was to produce a 100% plant fibre (hemp) based plastic alternative. Monies ran out, so we have produced a product to sell with what we have The remainder being 75% recycled materials the high fly team has pledged to place all of the proceeds from the first year sales back into R&D. The manufacturing plant has asked for more funds for research into the properties that can be gained from such a material. Machinery is also needed to produce a 100% bio-degradable product and we will not stop until an economically viable product has been made from this material.The HFIA is offering companies the opportunity to place their own logos on the 'high fly' We feel companies wishing to show their contribution to a greener planet will support this project.Planned for sale throughout the world, the 'high fly' will first be available via the Internet from early May, 1999(, the future method of trading.Other projects run by the successful high fly team include hemp re-enforced car panels, hemp insulation, hemp food products (snack bars, ice cream, bread and oil), a hemp cookbook. They have also been growing hemp throughout the UK and Europe, consultants to the US, Canadian, Australian as well as UK governmental organisations with regards to the growing, processing and manufacture of products from the hemp (cannabis sativae) plant.The high fly will be sold throughout the UK at a special promotions price via the Mr Trippy hemp ice cream van. For list of locations, visit the web site.Picture Available: Actual picture from the early 1900's showing Henry Ford prove the strength of the original hemp alternative to plastic (available on request)Further information: on the HFIA, farming, hardcopies, samples, prices photographs of the van, or to Sponsor the plastic project by placing an order for the 'high fly' with your company logo on please contact Paul Benhaim of the HFIA : PHONE/ FAX: 07000 HEMP 4 U (436 748) EMAIL: highfly 0797 453 0329
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Comment #4 posted by observer on January 10, 2001 at 08:01:07 PT
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Comment #3 posted by naomi silva on January 10, 2001 at 07:48:39 PT:
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I was wondering if I could have all the information you have on hemp plastic.
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Comment #2 posted by Paul Benhaim on September 01, 2000 at 16:18:42 PT:
please email me
please email me paul
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Comment #1 posted by jonah on August 30, 2000 at 15:20:52 PT
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hello im trying to get in touch with paul benhaim. i realy want to get in with hemp plastic. i have a very good idea i would like to market and possibily funds for r&d.                thank you
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