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Hemp Used For Sustainable Housing

By CR - Posted on 10 January 2014

JAN 10, 2014 - Scotland has begun a sustainable housing project, and the main building material they will use is hemp. No, not your stash of Master Kush, but the industrial fiber cousin of marijuana, hemp. Hemp has been used for thousands of years as paper, rope, clothing and more; and was even used by the American government during World War II when the raw materials for textiles dried up. The sustainable material houses in Scotland will be built of a prefabricated wall system called Hembuild, it is also called Hemcrete, which is a mixture of the woody core from the hemp plant and a lime-based binder. Read more on here.