Fungi Solutions: 2022 Winner – Circular economy innovation

Last updated: 9 December 2022
crinkled brown paper backdrop with a wine bottle in a mushroom-based box, and an empty wine glass on a white block Fungi Solutions is the Community Champion award winner in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Circular economy innovation category.

Australia sends nearly seven million tonnes of organic waste to landfill each year.

Fungi Solutions has set out to change this by using fungi to recycle and transform organic waste into sustainable, circular packaging solutions.

After use, the innovative mushroom-based packaging can be composted, diverting resources from landfill while improving soil health and regenerating the earth.

So far, the biotech start-up has rescued 888kg of local waste, capturing 2,250kg of carbon and generating additional revenue streams for local producers.

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