Shrooms, Not Styrofoam

Editor’s Note: The following is part of SCGH’s Green Entrepreneur series this week featuring video interviews with people talking about their innovations and projects.

LOS ANGELES — Mushrooms are not just for your dinner plate anymore. They are now being harnessed to replace one of the worst eco-enemies out there: Styrofoam. Gavin Mcintyre, chief scientist and co-founder of Ecovative Design, speaks with Sierra Club Green Home about one of the newest and most innovative green packaging choices to hit the market. Made up of only mushrooms and agricultural waste, it consumes a mere 1/10 the energy used to produce Styrofoam. Ecovative also creates extra eco-friendly home insulation materials with it. This new mushroom packaging material is 100% renewable, 100% compostable, and 100% edible.

For more innovative and inspiring projects and organizations, check out all our videos from Opportunity Green 2011: video library.

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