If you’re concerned about choosing packaging materials that are environmentally responsible, without sacrificing performance, then Mushroom® Packaging is for you. Many consumers today are frustrated by plastic packaging which fills our landfills and pollutes our oceans. Those first few seconds when your customers open their new product are critical to establishing a great first impression. Why not wow them with the future of renewable materials?
Common packaging materials, such as EPS, EPP, and EPE, are made from oil or natural gas – products that are not ecologically or economically sustainable. Mushroom® Packaging was developed to compete with these materials while protecting the environment, and your product, at a competitive cost. Our materials require less energy to create than plastics, can be grown from renewable, regional, low-value feedstocks, and can be composted at home.
Mushrooms are a key part of nature’s recycling system. Fungi play an indispensable role in breaking down organic matter and are key to planetary health. Additionally, many bio-based packaging materials use food products, like corn, as a main ingredient increasing the cost of food and taking it away from people who could use it the most. Using mycelium and agricultural crop byproducts is non-disruptive to the environment, non-toxic to humans, and creates a product that is 100 percent natural that can easily be returned to the Earth.
*Is it really cost-competitive? We get this question a lot. The real answer? It depends! For most of our customers, we’ve been able to provide something that costs them the same, or not much more, for a packaging solution that works just as well but is eco-friendly. Share your project with our team of packaging engineers to get a quote.