Ecovative is a sustainable material technology company founded in 2007. They have pioneered the art and science of growing complete materials with mushroom mycelium, offering a sustainable alternative to plastics, leather, meat, and other unsustainable products.
Their AirMycelium technology utilizes mushroom mycelium to create a variety of unique material applications at scale. One of their innovations is MycoComposite, which directly replaces plastic packaging with biodegradable packaging made from shredded hemp bound together by mushroom mycelium. This waste-free alternative biodegrades into soil nutrition.
Another innovation is their My™Bacon product, which is a complete protein grown sustainably in vertical farms using AirMycelium technology. It tastes just like bacon and has a significantly lower environmental impact compared to traditional meat production.
Ecovative's materials produce no waste or pollution and require only a fraction of the water, land, and resources needed for animal-based products. Their innovations have the potential to significantly reduce plastic pollution and contribute to a more sustainable future.