Of hemp’s many uses, one of the most promising could be in construction

“Hempcrete,” made from the woody core of hemp, is showing promise as an environmentally friendly building material.

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Photo courtesy of Tommygibbons46 from Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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Although not a direct replacement for concrete, hempcrete has many benefits as a building material. Photo courtesy of IsoHemp
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Made from the dried woody core of hemp stalks and a lime-based binder, hempcrete has many benefits in building applications, including carbon sequestration. Public domain via Wikimedia
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Hempcrete can be used in place of common construction materials like drywall and plaster, which account for about 10% of building construction debris. Photo © iStockphoto.com | Daisy-Daisy
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