Paper produced from hemp contains at least three times more cellulose than others and from one hectare cultivated with hemp it can be produced four times more paper than from one hectare of forest. A study by researchers at the University of Warsaw, Poland, answers the question "Why hemp?" very clearly. This unique plant, Cannabis sativa, has several advantages.
Ion Gaftoneanu, a pensioner from Suceava (Romania), collects thousands of used batteries on a monthly basis, which he takes to the special collection centers where he leaves them for recycling factories. Given that a pill-type battery containing mercury can pollute 500 liters of water or a square meter of soil over a 50-year period, anyone could imagine how many acres of land and how many liters of water Mr. Gaftoneanu saves by collecting thousands of batteries for recycling every month.