Ecovative Design's compostable material is a sustainable alternative to plastic foam packaging.

Ecovative Design‘s ‘Mushroom packaging' is an eco-friendly alternative to Styrofoam made from mushrooms. The compostable material has many applications and could replace plastics in a variety of industries.

It is grown from agricultural byproducts and mycelium, a fungal network of threadlike cells that is like the “roots” of mushrooms. The mycelium digests the agricultural byproducts, binding them like a natural, non-toxic glue into a structural material. This is being used to create next generation biocomposite materials, replacing plastic foams and dense materials like particle board.

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