Ikea plans mushroom-based packaging as eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene

While polystyrene takes thousands of years to decompose, mycelium packaging will biodegrade naturally within a few weeks. According to Ikea’s spokesman, mycelium is one of the materials IKEA is looking into, but it is currently not used in production. IKEA wants to have a positive impact on people and planet, which includes taking a lead in turning waste into resources, developing reverse material flows for waste materials and ensuring key parts of our range are easily recycled, the corporation claims.



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