The USDA is introducing a new label that will help everyone be more environmentally friendly. It will be placed on products like water bottles and grocery bags and inform consumers if the bottles are made of bio-based ingredients that decompose instead of require recycling.
Most of the products that decompose are made of corn instead of the chemicals regular plastic contains.
Sun Chips recently introduced an amazing new improvement to their product — a 100% biodegradable bag (the most environmentally safe chip-bag on the market). There was one minor drawback to the new bag — it was louder than the standard chip bag. This caused some customers to complain and Sun Chips' sales to decrease steadily over the year.
And so, like any giant corporation obsessed with sales numbers, they recalled the new bag for 5 out of 6 of their flavors.
"We chose to respond to the consumer feedback but still want to show that we are committed to this thing," spokesman Chris Kuechenmeister said.
This is so dumb, and the customers are mostly to blame!
We have to make sacrifices to help sustain our environment, and eating your chips out of a bag that’s a little louder than other bags is maybe the easiest sacrifice ever!
Sun Chip’s parent company Frito-Lay is working to make the bag quieter and re-release it on a future date.
We cannot believe how stupid this is! A corporation goes out of its way to make an environmentally friendly product and we reject it for something as simple as it being to loud?! WTF!
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.