SunChips Fully Compostable Packaging

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New Packaging From SunChips brand Snack Chips Claims to be Fully Compostable

SunChips Compostable Packaging

Sunchips Compostable Packaging

Not just a super tasty snack anymore, SunChips has launched press material of late saying the packaging for the lines of chips is now fully compostable. Reducing their environmental impact has become part of the face-forward mission of the company at large, and the new line of packaging material is part of their effort towards complete sustainability in their material usage.

Words From the Sunchips Website on Sustainability

Check it out for yourself — it’s worth a look. SunChips Compostability campaign website: The Earth Likes to Eat Healthy Too. Is it just me, or is it reasonable to ask, why is this little step forward taking so long for every packaged food company? Especially in America, where there are so many people creating so much waste every single day. It just makes way too much sense for this to be like any kind of marketing or publicity coup. It feels like our collective reaction should be something closer to: Really? Cool, in a kind of bland monotone, whatever sort of way.


Sunchips Compostability Experiment

Sunchips Compostability Experiment

“We dream of a world with less waste. That’s why we’ve introduced a bag made from plants so it’s fully compostable. Every 10 ½ oz. SunChips® package is designed to fully break down in just 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost bin or pile. If it takes a little longer, don’t worry about it. Mother nature will get to it soon enough.

Truth be told, our new bag sounds a bit different than our previous bags. That’s because plant-based materials have different sound properties than the materials used to create our old bags. So although this version is a little bit louder, we hope you’ll appreciate the change and the positive environmental impact it will have.”

Give it a try for yourself and see. If you compost on your own in the yard or under the sink, get a bag and see if their 14-day compostabililty timeline holds true.


  1. I am really stoked (OMG do people use that word anymore) about how many companies are really making honest efforts to leave less of an impact on our planet. It seems to me that we are really getting somewhere yes? I haven’t tossed a bag into the composter yet. Hmmm, I will check back in if I do.
    .-= Shane´s last blog ..Earth Day Giveaway – OpenSky’s Green Shopkeepers and Sweet P’s Organics Give You a Chance to Win While Paying it Forward to the Waterkeeper Alliance! =-.

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