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Can mycelium be used as plastic?
Mycelium provides a robust, sustainable alternative to plastic foams, such as polystyrene. Rather than break down into microbeads harmful to wildlife and marine habitats, the mycelium packaging breaks down into useful nutrients for the soil. This is what it means to be bio-contributing.
What type of mycelium is used for packaging?
Mycelium can be used to make standard and custom-molded packaging that is 100% biodegradable, thereby reducing reliance on plastic and polystyrene. Mushroom Packaging uses hemp hurds and mushroom mycelium to create water-resistant and insulating solutions that compost within 30 days when added to soil.
How do you make mycelium packaging?
Is mycelium packaging waterproof?
Mushroom® Packaging is simply made with 2 ingredients: hemp hurds and mycelium. A high-performing packaging solution, cost competitive, thermally insulating, and water resistant. Add to the soil to compost in 45 days.
Is mushroom mycelium edible?
While we would never recommend eating anything moldy or eating mushrooms without knowing that they are safe for human consumption, most mycelium is safe to eat and totally edible. In fact, mycelium can also be grown in controlled environments outside of nature specifically for human consumption.