Why We Use Hemp for Our Packaging

Global manufacturers are always looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly. From reducing the pollutants their factories create, to using environmentally friendly, sustainable materials in their products, there are many ways to go about this. Still, once the products are created, they are often packaged and shipped using traditional methods which aren’t always good for the environment. This is where Joe Scog is different.

As innovative thinkers of sustainable lighting solutions for residential and commercial use, we are committed to protecting the environment and using eco-friendly manufacturing methods to create our full line of products. But we don’t stop there. In fact, we go one giant step further and focus on environmentally conscious ways to package our lighting product.

Hemp as an Environmentally Sound Packaging Material

How do we do that? We use hemp grown in Yorkshire on a dedicated small family owned farm in our packaging. Why hemp? Hemp is a carbon negative material that can be grown without pesticides. It is also highly compostable which makes for use as a packaging material. In fact, our hemp packing material enables us to package our products safely and securely without the worry that they might get damaged or tarnished in shipping.

Benefits of Using Hemp as A Packaging Material

There is a wide range of important benefits to using hemp in our packaging including:

  • A hemp crop takes just 90 days to grow.
  • Hemp requires extraordinarily little fertilisers or water.
  • No pesticides are used when growing hemp.
  • Hemp requires Low embodied energy to grow.
  • Hemp is not flammable, and it is non-toxic.
  • Hemp is lightweight which makes transporting the hemp harvest more economical in terms of fuel efficiency and vehicle weight.
  • Hemp is recyclable.
  • Hemp is
  • Hemp is 100% biodegradable.

And if that is not enough reasons to use hemp as an environmentally friendly packaging material, here are a couple more. Hemp is one of the very few packaging materials which can be disposed of safely in a compost bin. Many homeowners choose to leave hemp in the ground or in garden borders when they are finished with it so that it can be collected by birds in the spring to create their nests.

Contact Joe Scog

To learn more about our innovative hemp packaging material, contact Joe Scog today and experience our full range of lighting systems designed for today’s modern spaces.

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