Ikea UK’s head of sustainability, Joanna Yarrow, told The Telegraph that Ikea is looking to introduce so-called mycelium packaging because “a lot of products come in polystyrene, traditionally, which can’t be – or is very difficult to – recycle”.
Viky Anderson, Ikea UK’s sustainability projects spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that “mycelium is one of the materials Ikea is looking into, but it is currently not used in production.”
Ecovative, a Green Island company is leading the industry in growing mycelium packaging. Dell currently is using Ecovative for packaging.
You can learn more about mycelium packaging is made on Buzzfeed.