Plastic is a scourge on the environment. Whether we're talking packaging or car parts, most plastic products are single-use, which means they head right to the landfill or worse when they've outlived they're usefulness. I've been running across some really cool mushroom-based alternatives to petroleum products, so I thought I'd share a couple of my favorites with you guys!
Computer giant Dell announced recently that it's going to be replacing those styrofoam packing blocks in its computer packaging with compostable, mushroom-based packing material. The EcoCradle mushroom packaging from Ecovocative is totally compostable!
Compostable Car Components
Ford is teaming up with Ecovocative, too, to create mushroom-based car parts. After a bit of research, the folks at Ford discovered that Ecovocative's mushroom foam is just as resilient as the petroleum-based product they're using now. Ford is working with Ecovocative to replace 30 pounds of the pounds of materials in their cars with mushroom-based foam.
Have you guys run across any cool innovations in compostables? I'd love to hear what you've seen in the comments!
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