By >Akihabara News Team
Ecologically sound alternative to Styrofoam
So, you’ve just bought yourself a shiny new TV, computer, microwave, fish tank filter; whatever it is, if it is in anyway fragile, chances are that it was packaged in Styrofoam. While it was once considered a wonder product that could seriously reduce damage to fragile goods during shipping, Styrofoam and similar products require petroleum to be produced, and it takes forever to biodegrade. With the amount of shiny goodies we consume in our modern lives, the habit of using Styrofoam as packaging has got to go.
EcoCradle is an alternative to Styrofoam packaging that takes less energy to produce and it is completely biodegradable. You see, EcoCradle is made out of seed husk and mushroom roots and is actually grown in a mold into the shape that fits the product to be packed. After you have unpacked your loot, EcoCradle packaging can be tossed in the garden compost. Some companies are already using it in their packaging. This is a very exciting innovation, and since it’s produced mainly from agricultural byproducts, it’s pretty affordable too.