We went to the grocery store last weekend, and a representative of SunChips was handing out free small bags of a new flavor ... while that's pretty exciting in itself, the really awesome part was what I saw on the bag: 100% compostable!
Today 33 percent of every 10 1/2 ounce SunChips bag is made with renewable, plant-based materials. It's their first step to reduce the amount of non-renewable materials used for packaging. Besides the few free bags the company has recently been handing out, SunChips plans to completely use fully compostable chip bags in 2010. These innovative bags are designed to fully decompose in about 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost bin or pile.
In the short clip below, you can see a time lapse of the bag decomposing.
So you eat the chips. The earth eats the bag. And we all live in a cleaner world!
You can visit SunChips Web site to see more of the ways the company cares for the environment. For instance, SunChips made in California are made using solar energy!
It's important for us as consumers to support companies who care about the same causes we do. We bought two bags of SunChips at the grocery store last weekend—And that's just the beginning.
Do you know of any environmentally-conscious organizations? If so, let me know in the comments section. I want to give them my business, and I hope you will too!