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Environmentally friendly,
plastic-free packaging.

Shroompac explained by our scientists

The Industry

“Today, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That's nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.”


The global need for a solution to the plastic packaging issue that is environmentally friendly and scalable is needed now. Mushroom biopackaging offers us a real solution.


Market Size

New York, NY, June 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) According to the report, the global mushroom packaging market was USD $42 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD $118 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 15.6% between 2019 and 2025. 

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The technology


Shroompac™ materials are developed from thread-like roots, known as mycelium, which consume agricultural waste products such as cotton hulls, bagasse, recycled paper and many more.


The process entails cleaning and heating the crop refuse; inoculating it to create growth of the fungal mycelium; then allowing growth for about five days; finally heating it to make the fungus inert. Trays of mycelia, along with the nutritious substrate, are nurtured in long walk-in tunnels. By controlling temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, airflow, and other factors, it’s possible to control the geometry, density, size and shape of the material.


Mushroom Packaging has been rigorously tested to be thermally insulative. This process contributes to a reduction of CO2 emissions in the agricultural and packaging industry to rethink agricultural waste. In doing so, the process ensures efficient use and preservation of natural resources thereby giving rise to circular economic models and the future of packaging and materials. 



Mycelium Biotechnology Pty Ltd has been operating in the science of mycology with scientists who have over 50 years of combined experience. With our full-time biotechnologists, nanotechnologists, laboratories, and university partnerships: the team will continue to commercialise successful products. 

Shroompac™ market by sales channels and end-user 

“Mushroom Packaging Market by Application (Commercial and Household) and by End-User (E-commerce, Electronic, Furniture, Wine Shipper, Glassware, Automotive, and Residential)” Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025.


Shroompac Summary 

  • The future of sustainable packaging

  • Grow it in 11 days from mushrooms and agricultural waste.

  • It is 100% compostable, simply thrown into the garden once done as a soil nutrient.

  • It is lightweight, strong, and can be grown in any shape or size to fit its required purpose. 


This one below is the Shroompac™ grown to safely ship Life Cykel™ mushroom extract glass bottles around the world.

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