08 Apr '11, 11am

How Packaging Made from Mushrooms Could Benefit the Environment

How Packaging Made from Mushrooms Could Benefit the Environment

In April 2011, Dell Computers made the news by announcing it would use ship computers in packaging made of mushrooms. How do mushrooms become packaging material? How well will it work as packaging? How does making packaging out of mushrooms benefit the environment? How to Grow Packaging Materials from Mushrooms The company that makes this novel packaging material, Ecovative (not "eVoCative", but "eco-vative"), wanted to make a product that did not depend on petro-chemicals, did not take food away from hungry people, and used little energy to manufacture. Ecovative decided that mushrooms would do the trick. The starting point is an agricultural byproduct such as "buckwheat husks, oat hulls or cotton burrs". The company presses this into the desired shape for the packaging... perhaps to fit around one of Dell's laptop computers. Then they "seed" this shaped organic material ...

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