How to make the infamously noisy Sun Chips compostable bag silent in 3 easy steps.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 27, 2010
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Earlier this year, Sun Chips became the first high-profile food company to get eco-responsible in its packaging—forgoing perma-plastic, which is related to that swirling island in the middle of the Pacific and fun things like cancer and babies with messed up bodies—for a compostable bag.

But snack-loving Americans protested from couches everywhere: the bag was too damn noisy. So Sun Chips caved, eliminating the crazy-loud compostable bag from all but its original flavor (which I’m eating right now, nom nom nom/numa numa numa).

So we here at elephant, over the course of the last few months, inspired by Bag It, have donned our white lab coats and worked night and day, searching for a solution.

With thanks for the grant from Future Generations Who Don’t Want To Be Buried In Permanent Packaging Designed For A One-Time Use, we’ve finally arrived at a solution. It wasn’t easy, but here goes.

Please: be sure to follow steps carefully:

1. Get Bowl.

2. Open Sun Chips Bag.

3. Put Sun Chips in bowl.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “How to make the infamously noisy Sun Chips compostable bag silent in 3 easy steps.”

  1. candicegarrett says:


  2. elephantjournal says:

    Jackie C: HIL-AR-IOUS!

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Norma BC: Awesome..

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  5. Dana says:

    who complains about this, boggles my mind. Just had a trip to California and another boggle my mind moment. We were in La Jolla by a small little beach that has been causing quite a stir by some people,apparently they are not happy the seals have taken over sleeping on it. When I heard the one man speak on the news I was dumb founded that someone would actually think they took priority and was angry he could not have his picnic on the beach THANK GOD we have people who care enough for all creatures that they were fighting to allow them to still be protected on the beach from late night people kicking them and imposing on what is really a beach that belongs to them!TAKE A NOISY bag and find a different beach!