Friday, August 27, 2010
Such hot shit!
Oh, what a difference some poop makes!
While our compost has been cooking all summer long, it's been relatively cool to the touch, packed with worms, but slow. With this new addition, I am reminded to write about a project undertaken a little while ago: the Sunchips bag.
Way back on June 6th, we added an empty so-I'm-told-biodegradable Sunchips bag to the compost and started the clock. The back of that super-crinkly packaging said it would break down to nothing in 13 weeks in a hot home compost pile. Oh, really? Since the 100%-compostable cornstarch spoon we got at The Scoop in Fairfax remains intact after at least four years in the compost, I was hopeful that this new claim would maybe be true. The more truly compostable alternatives to plastic and non-biodegradable packaging the better.
So after 12 weeks, what is the result?
We'll keep turning and watching. Maybe the chicken shit will prove stronger than the bullshit, and this biodegradable bag will prove to be more than just Earth Day eco-marketing. That would really, really be great. Fingers crossed, pitchfork at the ready.