SunChips Compost Experiment: Month 1

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Earlier this year, SunChips launched its new, quieter compostable chip bag. While we agreed that the crumple wasn’t ear-splitting, we wanted to see if the most important factor still held true: Does it break down in a home compost bin? Writer Brian Clark Howard threw it in his backyard bin in May. Here’s what he’s seen so far.

 

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The SunChips Compostable Bag

SunChips compostable bag composting experiment
30 Days in the Bin
SunChips compostable bag composting experiment
30 Days in the Bin
30 Days in the Bin

SunChips claims that its bag can be composted in any backyard bin in about 13 weeks, according to its own study. After four weeks in a backyard compost bin with spring temperatures in Long Island, N.Y., the bag has shown signs of degradation.

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