Didn't Cheech and Chong Already Think of This?
Hemp cars could be ready to hit the road within a decade, say researchers in Australia. Alan Crosky of the University of New South Wales says hemp is the most viable biodegradable material to use for car bodies, beating out coconuts and banana trees in early studies. Crosky thinks car owners will soon save money if their car frames are eco-friendly. He said, “It is only a matter of time before the expense of disposal becomes the owner’s responsibility, and the consumer is forced to pay the full life-cycle costs of their car.”