The Truth about the SunChips Bag, by Guest Zulkey.com Blogger Annie Logue
This week, news reports said that Frito-Lay was going to retire its new biodegradable SunChips bag because consumers hated the noise. In short order, bloggers and Facebookers set out to denounce those horrible yuppies who believed that their sensitive ears were more important than the environment. Tsk! Tsk!
But I don't think that's why Frito-Lay is abandoning the bag. That's because my husband and I are horrible yuppies who compost. Back in May, we bought a bag of SunChips, ate the contents, and then put the bag in our compost bin to see how well it worked. It didn't. Although the company claimed that the bag would break down in fourteen weeks in a hot, active compost pile, it didn't break down in ours. A good sixteen weeks after we composed the bag, I pulled it out and, well, see for yourself how much of it degraded. (The black stuff is decayed material, not ordinary garden dirt.)
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