Ecovative is committed to working with industry and consumers to rid the world of toxic, unsustainable materials. They are a material science company developing a new class of home-compostable bioplastics based on mycelium, a living organism. Their Mushroom Materials are high-performance, environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional plastic foam packaging, insulation, and other synthetic materials. Ecovative aims to replace harmful petrochemical based plastics for many uses. We envision a future where materials aren’t drilled and pumped and refined, a future where materials are grown.
Ecovative grows materials made from agricultural byproducts and mushroom mycelium. Mycelium is a natural, self-assembling glue, digesting crop waste to produce cost-competitive and environmentally responsible materials that perform. Their large-scale grow factories are truly revolutionary since they harness the power of nature – the cleanest technology on Earth, eliminating the pollution generated across the petroleum-based plastics supply chain. Watch the video below to find out how they make this happen.
Unlike plastics, which come from unsustainable petrochemicals, Mushroom Materials start with plant-based farm waste and can end up in your garden, fully compostable.