Compostable Chip Bag?

When I was at the grocery store and saw that Sunchips had a compostable chip bag I couldn’t resist.   They claim that in an active hot clompost pile it will break down in 13 weeks.  As my pile is just starting it will probably take longer but when I’m finished eating the chips into the pile it will go.  Now, just so you know these bags are noisy, but as the lady in line in front of me at the grocery store said, “At least I will know if my kids are eating the chips”.

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6 Responses to Compostable Chip Bag?

  1. meemsnyc says:

    I heard about this bag! Really interesting! I wonder if it works! While you’re at the supermarket, keep a look out for Triscuit, some marked packages have seeds in their packaging. Basil and dill, how cool!
    http://www.kraftbrands.com/homefarming/growing/planting/Pages/triscuit-seeds.aspx

  2. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the tip. I will look for these. What a great idea!

  3. I’ll be curious to see if these bags really break down in the time they say. Sounds like an excuse to buy some Sunchips! 🙂 Our chickens help to keep our compost cooking, so it should be hot enough for a little experiment…

  4. Wendy says:

    cool! I’ve heard about those bags with seeds too. I guess there’s a lot of packaging that would break down in the compost that we end up putting in the paper recycling. Well, not too many chip bags I guess. I bet cutting it up a bit would help the process.

  5. kimberly says:

    I included this chip bag in one of my recent posts…pretty cool, although I didn’t try composting it. The bag is LOUD, isn’t it? There’s no chance of sneaking a chip! I think it’s an ingenious idea – hope it works! At least they’re on the right track.

  6. You’ll have to throw it in the pile and keep track of it and report back!

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