How did it start?
The project began in 2016 with one question.
What if we could grow renewable, versatile materials, using local resources, instead of making them?
The project objective was to design an efficient, scalable process that could turn local bio-waste into natural and home compostable materials. The initial experiments began with cellulose grown from the Kombucha brewing process. However, due to the mechanical properties, it was determined that this type of cellulose was not suitable for commercial production.
After years of trial and error, Roza Janusz and Josh Brito were able to create Scoby Packaging Materials, a durable, home compostable, 100% plastic-free material. Since then MGL has created a variety of materials that hold the possibility to take the material industry into a more sustainable path.