Mushrooms are the latest environment friendly packing material

A new packing material that grows itself was recently introduced and is already being used by several US-based companies.

This revolutionary type of packing material is composed of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots and is called Mycobond. Its manufacture requires just one eighth the energy and one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material. And unlike most foam substitutes, when no longer useful, it makes great compost in the garden.

The growth of this new type of packaging occurs within a plastic molded structure. No additional energy is needed for shaping the products. Once fully formed, each piece is heat-treated to stop the growth process, sterilized and delivered to the customer.

At Azarius we are not using type of mycelium packaging (yet), but we do apply as many recyclable packing material and stuffing as possible.