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  • IKEA to use mushroom-based biodegradable packaging
  • IKEA to use mushroom-based biodegradable packaging
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IKEA to use mushroom-based biodegradable packaging

Traditional polystyrene packing materials have a detrimental effect on the environment, since they take thousands of years to break down. In a bid to reduce waste and encourage recycling, IKEA is now using biodegradable ‘fungi packaging’ to pack and ship its homewares.

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