Eben Bayer and Ecovative Design are revolutionizing the packaging industry using mushrooms and agricultural waste. This week on What Doesn’t Kill You, Katy Keiffer calls up Eben to get the scoop on Ecovative Design. Eben is the CEO and co-founder Ecovative, a bio-materials company that grows sustainable materials and products using unique living organisms. Ecovative has been recognized by the World Economic forum as a Tech Pioneer, for its potential impact on climate change by the PostCode Lottery Green Challenge, and recently won an environmental quality award from the EPA. Ecovative has been widely covered in the media, including articles in Wired Magazine, Popular Science, and Time. Tune into this episode to learn why mushroom mycelium offers a sustainable and earth-friendly alternative to foam. How can Mushroom Packaging change the food service industry? Hear how Eben hopes to implement these new technologies in building and insulation processes. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Thanks to Dead Stars for today’s music.

“Nature is an incredible toolkit of natural polymers… The food packaging marketing is 95% foam and plastic, where I think it could be 95% in the other direction- with natural packaging products instead.” [9:45]

Eben Bayer on What Doesn’t Kill You