Keap + Ecovative
Buying nice things can be good for the planet!
We've partnered with Ecovative to create a bio-foam base for our subscription candles. It doesn't just protect your candle on its way to you. It is a ground-breaking material that can solve the plastic waste crisis.
It is 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. You can drop it in a compost bin or use it as food for your plants. Note: don’t put it in the recycling bin!
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Ecovative's Mushroom® packaging is made from agricultural waste and can literally be "grown" into any shape it's molded into. Its applications are endless, from construction materials through to luxury candle packaging. We are really excited to support and promote Ecovative's product; it has the potential to radically decrease our dependence on plastics and fossil fuels.
If you want to learn more about Ecovative’s work, head over to Ecovative.
Questions, thoughts, comments? Send us a message at TheLab@KeapBK.com!
How Ecovative is made
1: Agricultural waste is sourced from regional farmers.
2: The agricultural waste is cleaned and introduced to mycelium.
3: Growth trays are re-used each week to grow new parts.
4: Loose particles are packed into the growth tray where the mycelium grows through and around the particles binding them together.
5: Parts are grown for 6 days and then removed from the growth tray.
6: Afterwards they go into the dryer and when they come out they are ready to ship to the customer.