Two #cradletocradle Certified Alternatives For Packaging Solutions

The following materials are not new on the market, but they’re relevant options to keep in mind for our future industrial, packaging, and insulation needs. Both are Cradle to Cradle compliant, which means that both are eco-friendly, so we don’t have to worry about harming the planet. Continue reading to learn more about these green alternatives.

BioFoam® by SYNBRA

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This is an advanced Airpop product, which is produced from Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA). It seems to be a great option for industrial products and packaging solutions, but not only that, it can also be used for sustainable insulation systems. The best part of this material is that it counts with different end-of-life options, such as  being biodegraded, composted, remolded, or used for feedstock for recycling.

Mushroom® Materials by Ecovative Design 

Image: Screenshot taken from Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute

This is a bio-based material that substitutes materials like EPS, EPP, and EPE plastic foam. Another great solution for packaging, acoustic and insulation needs. Crop byproducts (seed husks or stalks) are bond together using mycelium (mushroom “roots”) to form this eco-friendly material.

Stay tuned for more sustainable material solutions. Be eco-creative. Be ECOCENTRIC!