As part of the agreement, Sealed Air will be the exclusive licensee of EcoCradle in North America for protective packaging applications. Sealed Air plans to begin offering the new products immediately.
Ecovative began developing environmentally friendly insulation materials with this 2007 E-Team grant.
Ecovative Design has won the prestigious United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Quality award. Ecovative is a former E-Team and upstate New York company that makes biodegradable packaging material from mushrooms.
EPA regional administrator Judith Enck presented the environmental leadership award to Ecovative on Thursday, April 20. The company uses the "roots" of the mushroom—called mycelium—and plant matter to make soft blocks that are used to cushion products ranging from computer servers to furniture.
Andrew Revkin recently blogged in the NY Times about his visit to Ecovative Design, a former E-Team developing packaging, insulation and other materials from mushrooms. The piece delves into the history of Ecovative, which got its start in a course run by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's (and NCIIA Olympus Award winner) Burt Swersey.
Former E-Team Ecovative Design LLC and Sealed Air Corporation have announced they will work together to accelerate the production, sales and distribution of Ecovative’s EcoCradle® Mushroom™ Packaging, an environmentally responsible packaging material made from agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. The technology was developed in part with a 2007 E-Team grant.
We uncovered this video featuring Eben Bayer of former E-team Ecovative Design. He provides a great insight into his technology and company, and the benefits of green packaging compared to plastics. Bear in mind NCIIA provided Ecovative with its first external funding only four years ago...