hempact's mission

Our mission is to provide eco-friendly products to reduce agricultural waste, promote sustainability, and educate others about women’s hygiene.


 
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Consider that the average woman menstruates for 38 years —during which 35 pounds of plastic waste is created through the use of existing menstrual products. Meanwhile, in rural Alberta, over 20,000 acres of hemp parts are considered agricultural waste. Majority of these waste ends up in landfills.

So how can we addressing the problem of accumulating waste?

At Hempact, we seek to provide a creative solution to the ever-growing waste problem. By introducing biodegradable sanitary products made primarily with hemp fiber, we create value for our local suppliers and consumers. This eco-friendly and non-toxic solution re-purposes “hemp waste” while reducing our burden on the environment.

 
 
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Responsible consumption & production

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Hempact aims to promote sustainable consumption and production by re-purposing agricultural waste into eco-friendly sanitary pads.

 

 
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gender equality

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Unfortunately, at the current time, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. Progress is occurring regarding harmful practices such as child marriage and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), which has declined by 30% in the past decade, but there is still much work to be done to complete eliminate such practices.

Hempact aims to achieve gender equality by empowering women and girls through our Education Development Program, starting in Edmonton.