Kimmy Sophia Brown

Replacing Styrofoam with Packaging Made from Mushrooms!

Eben Bayer and Ecovative Design

Apr 23, 2016

Watch these videos introducing one of the most innovative Green Technologies created to date! Using mycelium - the root structure of mushrooms - and biological materials like corn husks to create a natural substance that can completely replace styrofoam packing material!

Here is the Wikipedia definition of Mycelium:

“Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. The mass of hyphae is sometimes called shiro, especially within the fairy ring fungi. Fungal colonies composed of mycelium are found in and on soil and many other substrates.”

Meet Eben Bayer and his partner, Gavin McIntyre , the founders of Ecovative Designs, at

This technology has the potential to turn around the egregious practice of the massive number of manufactured items from petroleum that have polluted our planet almost to the point of no return. Not only can styrofoam packaging and other plastics be replaced with this bio-safe material, it can be used as building material, as insulation, and more. Our sacred planet can teach us what to do and how to correct course and heal all things before it's too late. This company represents one of the hopes of the future of mankind.

Posted by Kimmy Sophia Brown