There's one kinda big problem with SunChips' new 100% compostable bag: It's noisy as Hell. An Air Force pilot says it's louder than the cockpit of his jet, and this video test pegs it at a potentially damaging 95 decibels.
Yes, this bag of chips crinkles up to 95 decibels, about five dB higher than the level when you need to start worrying about sustained hearing loss. By way of comparison, a bag of Tostitos Scoops only measured 77 dB.
So why the in the world is the new bag so loud? Because it's the latest and greatest in chip-packaging technology, made of polylactic acid, a corn-based biopolymer that only takes about three months to decompose in optimal landfill conditions.