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What if we could grow better materials? Things like totally biodegradable packaging. Or insulation crafted from soybean pods and wood chips? Or what about foam alternatives for shoes and clothing? Meet Ecovative. This innovative company is harnessing the design power of mushrooms to create durable, lightweight and completely biodegradable packaging material using agricultural waste and mycelium. That’s right, they’re taking waste products like hemp and combining it with mycelium, creating custom packing material. Mycelium is that white, webby stuff you find any time you roll a log over in the woods. It's essentially the "roots" of mushrooms and it grows...

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