It is seen as one of the world’s most popular plastics: airpop®  (polystyrene). Yet it may soon lose its status to an alternative option, based on mushroom cells. © Ecovative

It is seen as one of the world’s most popular plastics: airpop® (polystyrene). Yet it may soon lose its status to an alternative option, based on mushroom cells. © Ecovative

Packaging made from mushroom foam

IKEA wants to replace airpop® with organic material

© Ecovative
© IKEA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Myco Foam is very versatile, serving as ideal packaging for shipping ceramics, bottles, furniture, monitors, printers, computers and pharmaceutical products. © Ecovative

Myco Foam is very versatile, serving as ideal packaging for shipping ceramics, bottles, furniture, monitors, printers, computers and pharmaceutical products. © Ecovative

Myco Foam: As versatile as airpop®

 Photo: pre-foamed EPS beads © Schaumaplast
Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre – founders of Ecovative. © Ecovative
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