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IKEA - game changer

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The news of IKEA possible switching to mushroom packaging could very well be a game changer for the packaging industry. Ecovative is one of the fristmovers of the new highly sustainable packaging material. Mushroom packaging from Ecovative consist of fungi and agricultural waste eg. corn stalks and be disposed of into nature without any harm. The product will have gone into the biological cycle within weeks becoming nutrients for new growth.

IKEA currently uses vast amounts of polystyrene in their packaging. Polystyrene, which basically is inflated refined oil, is highly polluting and almost impossible to dispose of. It will have a major positive impact on the environment if IKEA decides to swap the use of polystyrene with Mushroom Packaging.

In addition, IKEA, due. its size, could help to move the packaging industry towards biodegradable packaging by demanding a a sustainable solution like Mushroom Packaging. Also IKEA could be in a unique position to inspire other comapnies and industries to make the same changes and thereby increesing the demand on sustainable packaging materials.

I hope that this is part of a bigger paradigme shift in IKEA. Judging by rumours IKEA is also looking into takeback systems for their products which could suggest that IKEA is moving in to a circular business model.

For more information click this link: Ikea to use packaging made from mushrooms...

If you are interested in more information about circular economy, resources, take back systems ect. please visit www.cradlepeople.dk

CradlePeople host an exhibition, Everyday Upcycling, at the Culturecenter Mariehoej in Rudersdal Municipality until Mach 18th. The exhibition displays a wide range of circular products including mushroom packaging from Ecovative.

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DA // IKEA skifter muligvis til en ny form for emballage kaldet Mushroom Packaging. Sker dette kan det meget vel være en game changer for emballageindustrien. Ecovative er en af ​​de fristmovers som producerer og sælger det nye stærkt bæredygtigt emballagemateriale. Mushroom pacakaging fra Ecovative består af svampespore og landbrugsaffald eks. majsstilke og kan bortskaffes i naturen uden at gøre skade. Produktet indgår i den biologiske cyklus inden for et par uger og bliver næringsstoffer for ny vækst. IKEA bruger i dag store mængder af polystyren i deres emballage. Polystyren, som dybest set er oppustet raffineret olie, er stærkt forurenende og næsten umulig at bortskaffe. Skifter IKEA polystyren ud med Mushroom Packaging vil det have stor positive effekt på miljøet. Herudover kan IKEA pga. sin størrelse være med til at rykke emballageindustrien over mod biologisk nedbrydelig emballage. IKEA kan være med til at skabe en stor efterspørgselse andre virksomheder forhåbentlig lader sig inspirerer af. Jeg håber, at dette er en del af et større paradigme skifte i IKEA. At dømme efter rygter IKEA også undersøger Returneringsordning systemer til deres produkter, som kunne tyde på, at IKEA bevæger sig i til en cirkulær forretningsmodel.

For mere information klik på dette link: Ikea to use packaging made from mushrooms...

Hvis du er interesseret i mere information om cirkulær økonomi, ressourcer, tilbagetagningssystemer osv. kan du besøge www.cradlepeople.dk CradlePeople vært for en udstilling, Everyday Upcycling, på Culturecenter Mariehøjj i Rudersdal Kommune indtil 18. Marts. Udstillingen viser et bredt udvalg af cirkulære produkter, herunder Mushroom Packaging fra Ecovative. Find også CradlePeople Twitter og Instagram #cradlepeople #everydayupcycling

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