recent
Hot News

Could mushrooms be the key to replacing plastic? |Climate Change,

Could mushrooms be the key to replacing plastic? |Climate Change,

since the 1950s humans have reduced over nine billion tons of plastic most of that is ending up in landfills and could take centuries to decompose a miracle material found in nature could be the key to reducing plastic waste its called mycelium and it comes from mushrooms mozillian is like the root structure of a mushroom youre used to seeing a mushroom above ground ima psyllium is like the roots beneath it but no one had ever tried to use them to make materials Edmund Bayer is a CEO of eco ativ a company that has developed a way to grow mycelium into specific shapes and sizes they by taking organic plant waste and mixing it with mycelium cells which act as sort of a natural glue the mozillian grows through and around those particles and it binds them together and youve got a grown product eco betas mycelium products provide a natural alternative to packing materials made out of plastic and styrofoam at the end of its useful life you can actually break it up and you can put it in your own garden so its a nutrient not a pollutant now the company wants to take mycelium to the next level our current technical focus is developing the next generation of vasilia materials from cell scaffolding to love their like materials even replacements aka mycelium bacon which is still in its testing phases the company thinks mycelium could also play a major role in construction and even regenerative medicine it really has boundless possibilities and it comes from its ability to move from the micro scale to the macros Music you '
google-playkhamsatmostaqltradent