Based on this report; Carbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibers for Biocomposites and Insulation Material, organically grown hemp has the lowest carbon footprint of the natural fibers grown in the world. That means that hemp is better for our environment, in addition to being able to create sustainable products and jobs.
The Nova-Institute GmbH is a private and independent institute founded in 1994. It is located in the Chemical Park Knapsack in Huerth, which lies at the heart of the chemical industry around Cologne (Germany).
For the last two decades, Nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic and environmental evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.
As part of that research they compiled the report that compares natural fibers of the world, including flax, hemp, jute and kenaf. The report Carbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibers shows a detailed overview of each of the crops, then shows the comparison of all the crops.
Hemp, Inc. is an industrial hemp company with a goal to process organic hemp into sustainable products for various industries. The report supports the decision to work with organic hemp and help our environment.
Click here to read the entire report: Carbon Footprint report on natural fibers.