Have you seen the new Sun Chips eco-bag? It’s the one that makes a ton of sound whenever you touch it. I had a hard time eating the chips, because every time I tried to eat my neighbors would stop by and tell me to “knock it off!”
In all seriousness, I love the idea of eco-friendly bags. There is no reason that everything known to man needs to be wrapped in plastic. If you really think about it, half of our landfills are filled not with things that are broken and don’t work anymore, but the packaging for all of our new stuff. So, I enthusiastically support Sun Chips in their effort.
In case you aren’t aware of exactly what I’m talking about, here is a crash course from the Sun Chips people, themselves.
So, being the really scientific guy I am, I decided to conduct my own experiment.
I have my own compost bin at home. So, gathered up some of the compost, and put it in a plastic tub. I’ll be checking back with the bag each week, and showing updates. We’ll see if the bag is really gone in 12-14 weeks, as they claim. Here are pictures of the bag, and a short video showing the start of week 1.
Here is the video of me setting up the experiment.