The Dirty Truth About Being Green

It’s refreshing to see a company making the effort to reduce their carbon emission to be more environmentally friendly, as well as create a tasty product.  Sunchips have gone above and beyond to provide what we can a “greener” product.  Not only has the company begun using solar technology at their Modesto, California plant, but they have created a plant based bag that is fully compostable.  The company boasts that their chip bag will break down in a hot, active compost pile within 14 weeks.

When the bag is placed in the compost pile, it will be a “brown material” for the pile.  Cutting the bag into smaller strips will assist in the bag composting at a faster rate.  There are different methods of composter bins, so find the one that is right for you and your home.

Although, the plant based chip bag is a bit louder than it’s predecessor, it’s a small price to pay for it’s gift back to Mother Earth.  This is a huge step in the right direction.  Finally, a company willing to find solutions that are outside of the box.  The more food products that can be made out of recyclable or compostable materials, the better off we will be.  It’s about time.  Bravo Sunchips!

Prepper's Cookbook

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years. Visit her web site at

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published August 3rd, 2010
If you found this article useful, please Vote for Ready Nutrition as a top prepper web site.
share this article with others
related reading
featured today

Leave A Comment...
Ready Nutrition Home Page

  • Emily Susanna

    Aww, sadly, Sunchips has stopped producing the compostable bag…due to noise issues.

    • Madashel

      It truly is sad, because here is the thought process:
      “OMG! These bags are noisy. Give me back the ones that will kill the environment, cause they’re quieter.” 

52 Weeks to Preparedness
Ready Nutrition Articles By Category
Looking for something specific on our site? Start your search in our list of articles by main category topic.