How mycelium helps to reduce CO2 emissions
We all know that climate change is a pressing global issue that demands our immediate attention. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has proven that climate change and its dramatic consequences are the result of the higher percentage of Green House Gases (GHG) in the air (source). It is crucial for us to act and reduce GHC emissions to decrease the impacts of climate change. That’s why we believe that more products should be bio-based. A good example is the use of organic fibers such as hemp or cattail or reed. These crops absorb CO2 while they grow. This is called Photosynthesis: the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen, fibers and other (good) stuff.
Calculated per L of packaging, the mycelium alternative saves ~600gr CO2 per L of packaging compared to our main rival EPS.
Besides Global Warming, there’s also (eco)toxicity, fresh water usage, ozone depletion and other problems that EPS has over our mycelium composite.
per L of packaging
compared to our main rival EPS
Our mission is to offer a 100% natural alternative and only use renewable resources because it’s a fact that EPS is all fossil fuel-based, which means that:
- Once it is created, the fossil sources are gone forever. Forever? Yes, it has taken millions of years to create fossil fuels. Once they are consumed we can never get them back.
- And, the location where the fossil sources are won, is usually far away.