By Alyssa Danigelis | Fri Feb 26, 2010 02:58 PM ET
"Recycled cardboard is a decent replacement for styrofoam packaging, but what about heavy items that [need] stronger protection? A company called Ecovative Design is banking on mushroom roots."
This is one of those "sounds ridiculous but is really good" ideas. I mean, if it works it can't hurt to use it, right? Styrofoam is fun and all but it is a bit messy and can get into everything.