Patrick D. wrote:
It all boils down to this. A snack company put its product in a completely bio-degradable bag. Good thing you would think huh? Well people did not like the noise the bag made so they cried to the company. Well the company caved in and changed back to the polluting bag that helps destroy our earth. THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY. PERIOD. Nothing more needs to be said.
Frito Lay is owned by PepsiCo, and their only concern is that people buy their products. It would seem, from looking at their past behavior, that they feel the package, not the product, is what sells the product.
What I understand about this particular incident is that the packaging engineers developed a coating for the bag that dampens the sound. Not sure what the effect of the coating is, but it may still be biodegradable.
...the bags were really, unbelievably loud. Not that that should make it ok to go back to shitty packaging, but it was kinda like "Wow, how is that even possible?"
A recycling ship would be an exellent idea, and we could start by using recycled materials to build it! I am a blleding heart hippie who wished I could make big$$$ off an idea such as this!!!
I'm a bleeding-heart hippie, too.
Profit margins wouldn't be huge, but if you could really perfect the process I'd bet that you could make money off of it. Honestly, if you couldn't there wouldn't be anyone selling recycled products in the world.