Ikea UKâ€™s head of sustainability, Joanna Yarrow, told The Telegraph that Ikea is looking to introduce so-called mycelium packaging because â€œa lot of products come in polystyrene, traditionally, which canâ€™t be – or is very difficult to â€“ recycleâ€.
Viky Anderson, Ikea UKâ€™s sustainability projects spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that â€œmycelium is one of the materials Ikea is looking into, but it is currently not used in production.â€
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.