Czech start-up developed biodegradable polystyrene.

Published: 04.04.2024 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech start-up receives medal for biodegradable polystyrene.

Single-use plastic packaging contributes to landfill waste and microplastics in the oceans and drinking water. Small Czech firm Myco's mycelium-based packaging material offers a completely biodegradable alternative – and received recognition for it at this year's Energy Globe World Awards.

The Energy Globe World Awards, held annually for the last 23 years, aims to counteract those feelings by honouring those who are working to come up with practical solutions to environmental problems. As Wolfgang Neumann, founder of the award, says, the solutions are already out there – it’s just a question of making people aware of and implementing them.