straws used every year
to break down
Marine Animals Killed
of all fish in the ocean
plastic waste weight
80%-90% End up in ocean
Six Reasons to Switch to Hemp Paper Drinking Straws
Many people do not know that 500 million plastic straw are used in just the United States every day. Our goal is to change that and save our planet
No Trees were Harmed
Not a single tree was cut down during the making of the Hemp Paper Straws.
We use hemp to make the paper that makes the straws .
Hemp Breathes in CO@
Hemp is the miracle plant of our time, breathing in 4x the carbon dioxide (CO2) of trees during its quick 12-14 week growing cycle. Trees take 20 years to mature vs 4 months for Industrial Hemp!
A plastic straw will never go away, our straws will start to break down after about 90 days, if somehow they end up in the ocean they will become food for many fish and will not kill them.
LONGER AND STRONGER
Our Straws have been proven to last longer and stronger than many of the paper straws on the market today. They will not get soggy and any beverage
Hemp farming uses very little water, about half as much as cotton.
TEDx event Highlighting Amy Ansel. Hemp holds the key to a sustainable future
The Hemp plant — marijuana’s sober cousin — is poised to revolutionize the industry by taking the place of more toxic materials and putting us on a path to a cleaner, more sustainable world, says hemp advocate Amy Ansel.
Noting the promise of hemp bioplastics that safely degrade, Ansel explains how hemp can also provide a cleaner, safer more sustainable substitute for paper, textiles, building materials, and even automobiles. From a 1500-year-old bridge in France made of hemp concrete to hi-tech autos that are lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient, Ansel shows us how substituting hemp industrially can dramatically reduce pollution and conserve water resources while creating safer, stronger products.
Amy Ansel had over two decades of IT program management experience at Microsoft before becoming an entrepreneur working to create a fresh and new program with purpose. She moved her attention to the industrial hemp industry, where she could employ her passion for sustainability.
She has mapped her skills and systems over the budding agricultural industry with her partner, Tanya Hart, creating various pillars serving a global agenda in sustainable economies. Amy enjoys trying new things, disruptive technologies/bio innovation, playing cards, and solving puzzles.
A native of the West Coast, Amy resides outside of Seattle and enjoys spending time with 3 kids, 1 husband and 4 pets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
A Sustainable Solution for Our Global Needs
Combining people, programs, and processes to
create plant-based materials to change how we create just about everything.