What I love about the people who invented the new compostable Sun Chips bag is that they didn't just create a biodegradable package - they also created the loudest chip bag in history. There's actually a warning on the bag apologizing for its markedly loud, crackly nature. Small price to pay for a bag that breaks down in your backyard compost though! Even though the three people in my town that are actually composting right now probably don't buy Sun Chips, favoring rather bulk quinoa and sprouted grain bread. Still though, it's a promising step in the right direction.

While coming up with packaging made from material that eventually disappears is a great idea, my students came up with some items that would not be so great if they were indeed made out that same"now you see it, now you don't" biodegrading corn-based polymer. Here they are in order of escalating importance:

- your desk

- your pants

That's as far as we got, but you can see that they are total geniuses. I can't wait to see what they will invent.


Kathy Webb said...

Just saw that they are scrapping the idea of being eco-friendly: