The winner for the 2013 Buckminister Fuller Challenge has been awarded to Ecovasive Design for their mushroom material design. The group took home $100,000.
The material is another great alternative, providing a neat alternative to the usual plastic materials which carry various issues to date. The new home-compostable biomaterials were made using the power of living organisms which should offer a new kind of packaging for various consumer products.
Licensed through the creative commons, Ecovative’s methods are accessible to the general public and avoid the need for investors and short-term market strategies. The business hopes to partner with packaging giants rather than enter into direct competition