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Chandan Thakur @ 2021-05-21 14:33:02 +0100

Mushrooms.

Their roots, called Mycelium, to be precise.

Now available for pre-order: Seedlip’s new bio-contributing mycelium gift set with Seedlip Spice 94 and a recycled glass Highball. We know many of you must be thinking ‘myceli-what?’

This handy breakdown of Mycelium 101 will hopefully help to explain the real magic in this mushroom packaging, and how it can help solve the issue of single-use plastic.

So, what is Mycelium?

Mycelium is the largest organism on the planet.

It is the branching, underground, root-like structure of mushrooms that enables the plants to communicate with one another and exchange nutrients.

You can think of it as Nature’s internet. An invisible network where connections, links and exchanges are happening unnoticed beneath our feet.

Mycelium is also Nature’s biggest recycler. It breaks down toxins, such as plastic or oil, turning them into available nourishment to help other living organisms thrive.

As it consumes organic matter and contaminating substances, mycelium branches out, quickly creating a web of thread-like filaments [hyphae]. These quick-growing filaments are what makes mycelium an efficient packaging solution. It takes around seven days to grow our mycelium packaging – and, then, approximately 40 days for them to biodegrade.