The First 100% Compostable Chip Bag

Sun Chips

SunChips has come up with something that will revolutionize the chip industry and fulfills their social environmental responsibility by inventing the first 100% compostable chip bag.

Besides the actual taste of the chips, packaging is the most important characteristic to a consumer when purchasing a bag of chips and now SunChips has found a way to give back to the planet and their end users who consume their products by creating a more sustainable environmental solution.

These chip bags are made from 90% renewable plant-based materials which makes them 100% compostable which takes approximately 14 weeks to bio-degrade in a compost bin.  If you don’t have a compost then you can throw your empty chip bag into the green bin!  How great is that?

Let’s hope other Frito Lay products adopt the same concept and in the mean time I’ll head out to get a bag of Sun Chips.

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Fan Photos:

Sun Chips bag still full of chips

Sun Chips bag still full of chips

Testing out Sun Chips new compostable chip package. This is what it looked like on day one in my home compost pile.

Photographs: 100% Compostable  Sun Chips Bag Test by greeen sheeep


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  1. I’m ashamed to say that the first that occurred to me is that I can now throw chip bags in the park and justify it by saying that I’m fertilising the grass.

    And no – I would never actually do that. Have been recycling and composting after being brainwashed about the 3 R’s in Grade 3.

    Posted by Elaine | April 13, 2010, 2:47 am
    • Hahaa

      You can bury it in the park and no one will ever know…

      The three R’s never included composting though.

      Reuse, Recycle, Reduce

      Posted by Linda | April 13, 2010, 12:28 pm
    • Where can one but these bags to put chips INTO for sale?


      Posted by elsye | June 21, 2010, 3:41 pm
  2. I just bought one of these bags yesterday – they are REALLY noisy. I usually eat out of the bag in front of the TV and I couldn’t do it cause of the noise, had to get a bowl.

    Posted by Dave | April 22, 2010, 1:42 pm
    • That’s pretty funny!

      You can pour the chips into a bowl first or just reach into the bag very gently.

      Posted by panda | April 22, 2010, 3:45 pm
  3. here can you buy these bags wholesale for using ?

    Posted by elsye | June 21, 2010, 3:42 pm