Nottingham Trent University
Thinning is a process whereby a number of trees are removed from a forest in order to improve the overall health and biodiversity of the woodland.
However, broadleaved wood has little economic value and is mostly sold as firewood.
Mushroom Research UK aims to use this wood for good, growing mushrooms from the logs in order to create biodegradable packaging.
Through a partnership with Amazon, the company would raise funds to help further research into alternative eco-friendly mushroom products, which in turn would ensure the UK’s ancient woodlands are managed sustainably.