6-pack holder from wheat & barley not plastic

six pack rings

An edible and biodegradeable ‘6-pack’ holder made from wheat and barley instead of plastic could quickly decompose and remove risk to wildlife.

Drinks cans holder

Via FastCoExist: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060131/these-six-pack-rings-are-edible-so-they-wont-kill-wildlife/1

Biodegradable water bottles made from algae

Algae-Water-Bottle

Inhabitat features a biodegradeable water bottle made from algae, that hints at how we might move to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of plastics and the associated extraction, transport and pollution costs.

Source: http://inhabitat.com/biodegradable-algae-water-bottles-that-provide-a-green-alternative-to-plastic/

IKEA moving from polystyrene to mushroom-based packaging

Mushroom packaging

Inhabitat highlights the use of mushroom-based packaging as a replacement for polystyrene, which will soon be adopted by IKEA. This blog featured the company behind the product – Ecovative, back in 2014 – when it’s most high-profile customer was Dell. Hopefully many more businesses will start to use natural and biodegradable packing materials.

Source: http://inhabitat.com/ikea-eyes-mushroom-packaging-to-replace-nasty-polystyrene/