The other day I saw a commercial for Sun Chips by FritoLay. It was advertising how their bags will be completely compostable by Earth Day 2010. The bags will be made from polyastic acid, or PLA, and will compost in 12-16 weeks at temperatures over 55 degrees F, according to Tree Hugger. Tree Hugger has obtained a bag and will be checking these facts.
Please understand that I’m not advocating junk food here. What a great day it would be if everyone ate whole foods and not processed ones. But we know that foods like Sun Chips aren’t going away any time soon many products like these are consumed around the planet daily. This is at least a step in a better direction and perhaps it will prompt other companies to implement similar packaging with their own products.