Bye Bye Stryrofoam, Hello EcoCradle, Packing it Green at Greener Gadgets

We can spend hours on 'pie in the sky' fantasies.

Once in a while, it's nice to see good ideas turned into practical things.

I don't know about you but anytime I buy a new appliance, computer, kitchen tools, you name it, the stryrofoam packaging gets to me.

It is bulky, makes a mess when it breaks and worse even it pollutes landfills.

In the course of the day at Greener Gadgets 2010, I was glad to see Ecovative , a New York state start up come up with a green innovative solution to this headache.

Named the EcoCradle it is "100% compostable and biodegradable. It’s made from seed husks and mushroom roots" so it will not end up inflating food prices as corn did with ethanol.


As far as I can understand the material can be molded in different shapes (besides what's pictured above) to suit specific needs.

Will wineries, glassware and pottery makers looking for green shipping options become converts?

On the consumer's end, after unpacking whatever goods the EcoCradle brought to you safe and sound, you can drop it in your garden and let its fibers feed your plants.

Neat! Neat! Neat!

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