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Vice: Mushroom Plastics

Mushroom® Packaging was the company's first commercial offering, and was licensed to Sealed Air in NA and Europe in 2012.

Mushroom® Packaging was the company’s first commercial offering, and was licensed to Sealed Air in NA and Europe in 2012.

When we talk about mushrooms, we typically muse on any combination of three sub-strains: recreational foraging, adventures in a psychedelic Legoland, and underrated pizza toppings.

But not Eben Bayer. As the toe-shoe wearing cofounder and CEO of Ecovative Design, he talks about mushrooms as if they’re the precise opposite of delicate, spore-bearing fungi that duly spring forth from damp soil and waste. When Bayer talks ’shrooms, he’s talking about industrial-strength packaging.

 

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