This week we re-visit conversations with two innovators making everyday items greener. First, we hear from Eben Bayer, one of the founders of Ecovative, a company that has developed a mushroom-based alternative to Styrofoam. Bayer tells us how Ecovative’s biologically-based material is replacing packaging, insulation and maybe soon food storage containers that were previously the exclusive domain of polluting, non-biodegradable stuff.
Then, we hear from Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, a craft brewer that’s just as committed to environmental stewardship as it is to making a tasty libation. Larson and his team are at the cutting edge of what they call beer-powered beer, using technological advances to make beer without a drop of energy wasted.