Gadgets Are Likely To Be Packaged in Mushrooms Soon
Dell has just shocked the entire world with its revolutionary new eco-friendly mushroom packaging. So the Dell PowerEdge R710 server multipacks are likely to be encased in this eccentric packaging soon. No one has tried to grow packaging as it’s normally manufactured. To be exact this packaging is grown by a New York-based start-up, Ecovative. This company was established in 2007 by Gavin McIntyre and Eben Bayer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates.
Dell seems to have worked out its own environmental philosophy based on mushrooms. By the way, exactly consumers’ dislike for this conventional Styrofoam packaging gave developers an idea to make the most of mushrooms.
This eco-friendly packaging comes from agricultural waste, so cotton hulls are simply placed in a mold and the root structure of a mushroom, known as mycelium is injected in. The mycelium gets fed by agricultural waste and grows until it becomes packaging. The most surprising thing is that there’s a possibility of planting this stuff back into the ground to fertilize gardens. By the way the recent tests have proved that the new packaging is good at the drop protection thus leaving traditional foam cushions behind.
There’s no doubt that this new mushroom packaging greatly assists Dell in meeting its ambitious environmental objectives. By the way except Dell, PUMA also opts for Ecovative technology and it also applies to Crate & Barrel.
Ecovative puts a lot of value on this technology and even car bumpers and flip-flop soles are expected to be grown from mycelium. So mushroom packaging has a real chance to outclass conventional disposable plastics in the nearer future.