Colruyt Group tests, together with ECLO, the reuse of its own bread waste to grow mushrooms

Colruyt Group reuses its own bread waste to grow mushrooms. For the production of this circular product, they entered into a cooperation with ECLO, formerly known as ‘Le Champignon de Bruxelles’. They have the know-how to process bread into substrate and grow different types of mushrooms on it. The test to valorise bread waste streams, driven by Colruyt Group’s food innovation team, lasted 1.5 years and is a success.

The first mushrooms, grown on Bio-Planet’s bread residual streams, will be available in the Cru markets in Overijse, Antwerp and Ghent from mid-October.

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Le Champignon de Bruxelles becomes ECLO

If you’ve been following Champignon de Bruxelles for a few years, Eclo will certainly sound familiar to you. Remember, this was our second brand, born in 2018 with a primary focus on microgreens and baby herbs. We now group all our products (mushrooms, microgreens and aromatic herbs) under this unique brand name. Let us explain everything to you !

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