Mushrooms; the new plastic

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Eben Bayer combines science with textiles in order to solve sustainability related problems such as the disposal of synthetic substrates such as plastics. He explains the issue which is based around waste product, how they damage the environment, fill up landfills and are even harmful to us as humans. He then goes on to discuss the solution which would be to create better fabrics. It just so happens that he has created a new material that behaves in similar ways to the ones which are harming the eco system, his product is made from mushrooms with are natural growing fungi. This means they are sustainable and in a controlled environment will continue to grow in order to be used for as long as we need.

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Bayer, E. (2014). Are mushrooms the new plastic?Ted.com. Retrieved 19 December 2014, from http://www.ted.com/talks/eben_bayer_are_mushrooms_the_new_plastic#t-130570

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