In Green Island NY, a company called Ecovative Design, has developed building materials derived from mushrooms. The company makes mycelium-based bioplastics and hopes to one day replace the world’s plastics with natural organisms such as fungi. There are a number of advantages to using the mushrooms over the conventional insulation. These advantages include resistance to fire and settling, air-tight seal formation and no toxins.
What sparks our fire: A green and edible alternative to inefficient and toxic building material.
Will this trend catch on?