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Confirmed: The New Sun Chips Compostable Bag Is Crazy Loud

There's been a lot of talk lately about the Sun Chips compostable bag—"the world's first 100% compostable chip package," the bag clarifies. Also, quite possibly the world's loudest. In a Wall Street Journal piece, the sound was compared to a revving motorcycle, glass breaking, and a jet cockpit. We wanted to get our ears blasted, so Leah went out and grabbed us a bag. Watch the video to see what we mean! But maybe not in a library. More

Chicago Schools Teaching Kids To Compost

[Photo: Chicago Tribune] When I was in elementary school, we were all taught the Three Rs: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." But Chicago public schools are going much farther in their efforts to be environmentally friendly, and helping students to do the same. A great piece in the Chicago Tribune about teaching kids to compost: Zero-waste initiatives at schools across the Chicago area have students aggressively reducing the garbage they produce and trying to avoid anything not biodegradable. Now they're separating food, determining what can and can't be composted. They do the composting themselves in outdoor bins or with worm composting in the classroom. They're learning how to reuse paper towels and use fewer of them. And they're no longer taking... More

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