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Nicholas commented on Cups for the Cause!

Process can be streamlined and automated especially in today’s environment. I think the question is more how much money or how many complex problems can we solve with this plant. Value drives money. And the value design of hemp is pretty high. You can even create fiber board 350x stronger than current woods used for building homes. The point is to create a demand and need at each product lifecycle. In fact many car manufacturers such as BMW utilize hemp in creating there electric cars and as well in production of their dashboards and door panels.

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Nicholas commented on Cups for the Cause!

Im sure they can be made from other materials. However, it’s not a cup that is being designing or just a manufacturing process. You are designing a mini economy. At each stage of the process there needs to be a use for the plant. So hemp, can be used to create high protein foods but also grows more per acre than any other plant. It’s growth purifies soil. To answer your question on drugs. It’s all in what you market to society and in addition hemp doesn’t contain the THC to get you hugh. Lastly, I’m not sure due to new market sentiments that will be as big of problem do to more and more places legalizing marijuana. Again, with that said Hemp cannot get you high. Thank you for your response!

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Nicholas commented on Cups for the Cause!

Thank you for your feedback. In order for the hemplyne to be a viable solution you must create a demand for the material through its complete product life cycle; From stalk all the way to repurposing, recycling and or reusing the material in a different way. The problem with current solutions is actually the lack of demand and or “money” for the use of the materials after we dispose of them. Hence the compounding issue of landfills. So I believe, having a compostable material alone is not a solution for our ever evolving problem of waste. With that said an ordinary cardboard cup also cause pollution of the soil during that time it breaks down. Hemplyne does not decompose with just air and water you also need the earth micro organisms.