Thursday, 30 January 2014

Can Fungi Be Used to Replace Plastics?

See what you think - this research group says maybe it can! (copied from Youtube)

Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more respect, say Union College researchers, Steve Horton and Ron Bucinell. Fungi have fantastic capabilities and can be grown, under certain circumstances, in almost any shape and be totally biodegradable. And, if this weren't enough, they might have the potential to replace plastics one day. The secret is in the mycelia.

1 comment:

Kathryn Treat said...

This is disturbing to me. Just the thought of fungi makes my skin crawl.

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