In China, trees are grown in plantations for the lumber industry.
The majority of our supplier’s organic mushrooms are grown on sawdust that is a byproduct of the Chinese lumber industry. The reishi we use is the exception and is grown on actual logs. These log rounds come from beech trees.
The leftover wood materials from the forestry industry would likely otherwise go to waste, but by making it into sawdust for mushroom growing they not only produce a valuable food crop but also help reduce waste.
After the mushrooms have finished growing, the used sawdust, now broken downby the fungal mycelium, is used as an agricultural fertilizer. When the production of reishi mushrooms is finished on the log rounds, the logs are dried and used as fuel.
A circular system, the way nature intended it.
Let’s be frank here. We’re ashamed of putting our gummies in (ugh) plastic pouches, even if they are 50% post consumer recycled plastic. Here’s more information than you probably want: compostable pouches are so early in the development of the technology that they start coming apart within a few months. Clearly, you would not be happy if your gummies showed up in an already composting bag. So, our plan is to move to 100% recyclable tins, but we need to prove that people will actually buy our gummies first. So buy lots of them and we’ll move to sexy tins!