11 May '11, 12pm

Uh Oh! Frito Lay Admits New Quieter SunChip Bag Only Decomposes at High Temperatures via @PlanetGreen

Uh Oh! Frito Lay Admits New Quieter SunChip Bag Only Decomposes at High Temperatures via @PlanetGreen

Frito Lay Admits New Quieter SunChip Bag Only Decomposes at High Temperatures It became known as the bag of chips that could stop a conversation and it wasn’t because the chips were so tasty. The biodegradable SunChip® bag had to be pulled from the market because the bag was so loud to open that you couldn’t have a conversation while eating them. The revolutionary bag had to be refigured to make it a less dramatic eat. And it turns out, as Food Production Daily reports, the new bag is no longer compostable under standard temperatures. According to Food Production Daily : Brad Rodgers, Frito-Lay’s R&D director, told BakeryandSnacks.com the bag is home compostable within the 14 week claims made by the company, but only under a hot active composter temperature that needs to reach above 45- 55 degrees Celsius. The compost pile needs to be at 55 degrees Celsius for the bag to b...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/frito-lay-ad...

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