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'Ecovative' Makes Plastic-Free Packaging Out Of Mushrooms

By Desirée Kaplan

When it comes to shopping, it can be tough to find items that aren't packaged in plastic. In fact, one-third of household waste is packaging, and much of that ends up in landfills. This trend is starting to change, thanks to an unlikely material: fungi. That's right: mushrooms.

When combined with agricultural waste, mushroom material is rapidly renewable, naturally fire resistant, easily molded, high performing and cost competitive. The part of the mushroom that is most important for Ecovative is the mycelium or the mushroom roots.