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Hempcrete facility on Mid North Coast paves way for alternative building materials

Former footballer Anthony Coffey discovered the benefits of hemp for its medicinal properties when he was living with chronic pain from sports injuries.

His exploration of hemp growing for medical purchases led him to become involved in a growing Australian industry working to provide more sustainable materials for home builders keen to reduce their carbon footprint.

"There was an issue where the farmer was reluctant to grow because they didn't have a buyer and people using hemp for hempcrete building couldn't guarantee supply," he said.

About a year ago, Mr Coffey invested in an industrial hemp processor in Crescent Head on the New South Wales Mid North Coast where he supplies hemp for products such as shipping pallets and building materials, such as hempcrete. 

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