Ecovative’s mushroom packaging – high-grade biodegradable packaging grown from mycelium
Ecovative, based in Green Island, New York, is the global leader in leveraging the unique properties of fungal mycelium to create high performing, cost competitive, and scalable alternatives to products like styrene and urea-formaldehyde.
Ecovative’s Mushroom Packaging is a premium, high performing, cost-competitive, and truly sustainable alternative to conventional plastic foam packaging. It is an alternative to plastic protective packaging foams like EPE and molded packaging made from EPP, EPS, and paper pulp – but it is neither a plastic foam nor a bioplastic. It is actually grown from mycelium (mushroom “roots”) and low value crop waste.
This premium material is excellent for cushioning high end products, like consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, and industrial equipment. At the end of its life, Mushroom Packaging is compostable both at home and in industrial operations.
Ecovative has already enjoyed great commercial success in North America with Fortune 500 companies, including Dell, Crate & Barrel and Steelcase. Mushroom Packaging has won many prestigious awards in packaging, including the DuPont Packaging Innovation Diamond Award, the Greener Package “Innovator of the Year” award and Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New”.