Evocative's Fully Able #Packaging: Renewable, Compostable and Eatable (maybe):
Ecovative builds on the fact that mushrooms or fungi help break down organic matter and are key to planetary cycles. EcoCradle™ is grown using mycelium, a fungal network of thread like cells. This mycelium grows around agricultural by-products like buckwheat husks, oat hulls, or cotton burrs, “glueing” them to any shape we need. In 5 – 7 days, in the dark, with no watering, and no petrochemical inputs, the mycelium envelops the by-products, binding them into a strong and beautiful packaging part. Inside every cubic inch of EcoCradle™, there’s a matrix of 8 miles of tiny mycelial fibers! At the end of the process, EcoCradle™ is treated with heat to stop the growth so it forms a tight waterproof product without additional spores.