Using Common Mushrooms To Rapidly Decompose Waste

Using Common Mushrooms To Rapidly Decompose Waste

Researchers at Metropolitan University in Mexico City are now cultivating oyster mushrooms specifically to break down diapers by as much as 90% within a mere 2 months.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 25 may 2011

Researchers at the Metropolitan University in Mexico City are now cultivating oyster mushrooms specifically to break down diapers by as much as 90%. In her paper published in Waste Management, lead researcher Alethia Vázquez-Morillas explains:

Cultivating the right type of mushroom on soiled nappies can break down 90% of the material they are made of within two months. Within four, they are degraded completely. ..Despite their unsavoury diet the fungi in question, Pleurotus ostreatus (better known as oyster mushrooms), are safe to eat.

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

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