Mushrooms for the Future
Technically old news, but it popped up in my morning feed and I haven't heard much about it since I saw it announced awhile ago. I've long been a fan of Paul Stamets (if you don't know him, go find his tedtalk and prepare to be amazed) and think mushrooms are, simply, mind-bogglingly incredible. We haven't touched the tip of the iceberg with the possibilities.
Among the benefits (besides the obvious, that styrofoam is SO BAD):
- 12% of the energy you'd use in plastic production
- 90% less carbon emissions during production vs. plastic manufacture
- Fairly carbon neutral
- Decomposes in 30–90 days. If something eats it, no harm no foul. Seriously.
I can't wait to see more!!