Monday, May 26, 2014

Mushroom Packaging

Ecovative has designed a new type of packaging which is grown from agricultural waste and mycelium (the root fungus part of muchrooms). Mycelium is a natural, self-assembling glue, digesting crop waste to produce cost-competitive and environmentally responsible material. Unlike plastics, which come from unsustainable petrochemicals, mushroom materials start with plant-based farm waste and can end up in your garden as a compostable material.

The IT company Dell has started to use mushroom packaging to replace fabricated EPE- polyethylene foam parts that provide cushioning and bracing in large packages for Dell servers.

The mushroom product can be used for packaging, insulation and even surf boards. It can be used to replace car plastics and engineered woods which typically use formaldehyde (a known carcinogen).

The pictures show example packaging:
 

Watch the video here to find out more about the product or visit the website here:


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