Mushroom Material

Sustainable Packaging

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What we're doing

We've developed a mushroom-based alternative to polystyrene (Styrofoam) by combining agricultural waste with the root structure of mushrooms, better known as "mycelium".

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Our material is completely sustainable and 100% biodegradable. It has the same protective properties as polystyrene and naturally degrades in your garden or landfill.​

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How we're doing it

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Design

We work with our clients to create sustainable packaging designs that easily replace and fit into existing processes.

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Manufacture

Once the packaging is designed, we manufacture the finished product. We work with our clients to scale up order quantities and ship globally.

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Supply

 

For clients with in-house design teams, we supply the raw material directly to their existing packaging manufacturers. The transition to our eco-friendly material is minimal.

 

Why we're doing it

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To date, over 100 US cities and 25 countries around the world have initiatives banning single-use plastics, specifically polystyrene
 
In 2021 - The European Union Single-Use Plastics Directive banned 10 single-use plastic products from all 27 countries in the EU. This includes polystyrene products.
 
In 2025 - The Australian Packaging Covenant will ban all non-reusable, non-recyclable or non-compostable packaging, specifically polystyrene.

 250 major brands, including McDonald's, Starbucks, Mars, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kellogg's, Unilever, Nestlé, L'Oreal, and H&M, have pledged to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Recyclable or compostable materials will replace all single-use plastics by 2025. 

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Team

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SHAUN SEAMAN
CEO

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  • Previous startup founder

  • 7 years experience in the design and manufacture of consumer products

  • Product manager for NZ’s fastest growing tech startup

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JOTINDER SINGH
COO

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  • 7 years experience in Quality Control, testing, scaling
    Specializes in automation of mass manufacturing plants 
    Ex Head of QC for NZ's fastest growing tech startup

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PAUL GUINIBERT

CTO

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  • 15 years experience in hardware design, prototyping, production and automation

  • Ex Lead Engineer for NZ's fastest growing tech startup

  • Specialises in early stage, fast growing hardware startups.

Advisors

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PAUL DAVIES

Intellectual Property

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  • Head of Strategy for the world’s leading IP advisory firm

  • Ex patent attorney for Deacons Hong Kong, Baldwins, AJ Park

  • Specialises in Intellectual Property  Strategy for startups

  • IAM Top 300 IP Strategists

  • Registered Patent Attorney

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TIM EDWARDS
Commercial

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  • Managing Director of JBHiFi NZ

  • Ex Chief Sales Officer for
    the Warehouse Group

  • Ex CEO Noel Leeming, Torpedo7

  • Specialises in building early stage
    teams capable of high growth

  • Excels at turning around under performing companies

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JAMES SMEJLIS

Product 

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  • 13 years’ experience managing engineering teams to mass produce consumer products

  • Ex Engineering Lead for Fisher & Paykel Appliances, New Zealand’s
    largest white ware manufacturer

  • Excels in customer requirements and defining product specs

Investment/ Partnership

If you are interested in partnering or investing, please contact us below.

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