Replace styrofoam with mushrooms

Mushroom and ladybird

Ecovative Design have created MycoComposite. This is a patented biomaterials platform utilizing mycelium (from mushrooms) as a biological binder for agricultural byproducts. The result is an eco-friendly material that can be used as an alternative to styrofoam

Americans alone throw away around 25 billion Styrofoam cups every year.



  • Competitive pricing
  • Utilises agricultural waste
  • Home compostable
  • Insulating properties
  • Open source – start your own facility to produce mycelium or even grow your own packaging at home!


  • Not suitable for use with food and drink

Making a difference

It produces 90% less carbon emissions than produced during plastic manufacture.

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Photo Credit: Benjamin Balazs