Sun Chips Experiment Results

A couple of months ago, I embarked on a little truth in advertising experiment. I set out to investigate Sun Chips' claims on the home-compostability of their new packaging. (Previous blog post here.)

After the prescribed amount of time, I dug through the fully decomposed* and still fresh food scraps of my home compost bin and found the bag remains completely intact with a negligible amount of decomposing having occurred. While not surprised (I've tested companies' claims before (and after)), I was hoping this one would be different. Alas. So disappointed was I that I wrote to the company. Here's what I said.


Saturday September 4 2010File under: environment, misc

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on Sun 05th Sep, 2010 02:30 pm PDT Mr. Sharpe said:
You tell 'em Wren!! Way to take action- don't let them get away with it! (Although they are darn good chips...)
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on Mon 06th Sep, 2010 09:09 pm PDT Mom said:
So, you'll surely let faithful readers know if the ruse to acquire sun chips coupons paid off, eh?
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on Tue 07th Sep, 2010 12:39 am PDT Horge said:
Now that's dedication to investigative journalism. What's next on the list for greenwash-busting?
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on Tue 07th Sep, 2010 09:38 am PDT Ryan Walters said:
Does a green cone get anywhere near as hot as a commercial composter? Have you asked our local commercial composter, Skagit Soils, of their experience with Sunchips?
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