Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Eben Bayer talks about MycoBond, a technology that uses a filamentous fungi to transform agricultural waste products into strong composite materials. MycoBond products include packaging and styrofoam substitute and in-development rigid insulation board for builders. These products require less energy to create than synthetics like foam, because they’re quite literally grown. Equally compelling, at the end of their useful life, they can be composted or used as garden mulch.

TED

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