HEMP is an herb that grows quickly and without pesticides, taking up less space and producing more pulp per acre than trees. It's biodegradable, returning nutrients to the soil and sequestering carbon dioxide.
Industrial hempis lighter and less expensive to process than wood, and it can generate usable fiber in just 91 days. An acre of hemp produces more oxygen than an acre of apple trees, and it takes only 100 days for hemp to grow to a stage where its fibers can be used.
Hemp paper is of better quality and can be recycled more times than paper made from wood pulp. Hemp crops have many benefits that can help combat deforestation and waste paper products. Hemp chips can be directly replaced by wood chips in oriented fiberboard, particle board and other panel products, and hemp fiber stands out as probably nature's strongest and most durable fiber.