Ford to use plastic substitutes made from mushrooms

Ecovative’s foam is composed of mycelia (mushroom root), seed husks, and other “throw away” organic substances. Ford has turned to Ecovative’s new material to replace the petroleum-based foams used as insulators in dashboards, bumpers, and interior components to help make their cars more compostable. In addition, the Ecovative foam is also fireproof and waterproof.

Even better, the parts are compostable. Just bury them when done and they decompose.

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