SunChips announced yesterday that created a new, quieter plant-based bag.
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Are sun chip bags once again biodegradable?
This is pure and simple green-washing. Apparently, according to many real-world studies by every day composters the Frito-lay/Sun Chip bag, quiet or LOUD BAG, doesn't really compost at all: http://www.fastcompany.com/1673106/is-sunchips-compostable-bag-actually-compostable
Next fantasy please!
Oh and all the 'brains' behind this green-washed joke all got raises!!!
I am really glad to hear this. I'll be honest, a few months ago I blasted Frito-Lay for pulling their Sun Chip bags off the shelves because they were too noisy. Now, the real reason wasn't the noise, it was the 11% decline in sales. But kudos to them for going back to the drawing board when they could have simply abandoned the idea altogether.
How can you not understand the noise issue with these bags? Do you understand how loud 80-85 dB is?
Considering that constant exposure to > 85 dB noise can cause hearing loss (and no I'm not saying that Sun Chips will lead to you losing your hearing), it should be painfully obvious that many people consider the bags too loud.
I really like Sun Chips, so I put up with the noisy bags. But I can honestly say that prior to this, I have never even thought about how loud a chip bag is.
I'm glad to hear that they've made such a huge difference (~10 dB) in noise...
That Sun Chip bag
Wouldn't that encourage people to litter.
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