North America, Processing, fries, chips, Sustainability

From the humble potato comes a sustainable Canadian chip company

A Puslinch (Guelph) potato chip company is taking the lead on crunching down on single-use plastics to inspire other businesses.

As Ariel Deutschmann reports for EloraFergusToday, Humble Potato Chips offers salty snacks that come in plastic-free, compostable bags made with plants. The bags are Industrial Compostable Certified and can break down in municipal or commercial composting systems in 90 to 180 days.

Alicia and Jeff Lahey are the co-founders and CEOs of Humble Chips. While most things are considered biodegradable, Alicia explains compostable items leave no toxic residue behind as they are made with organic materials.

“We want to prove that this is possible, that plastic-free won’t break down into plastics and it can be composted and turned back into soil, in as little as 90 days, certified, in as little as 90 days,” said Alicia.

The potatoes used by Humble Chips are sourced from a family farm in Everett, Ontario. For Humble Chips, it’s not about having a competitive advantage by offering plastic-free packaging. It is more about sharing their knowledge with other businesses.

Source: EloraFergusToday. Read the full story here
Photo: Alicia Lahey and Jeff Lahey each posing with a bag of Humble Potato Chips. Credit Ariel Deutschmann/EloraFergusToday
Related: The ‘humble’ potato gets a sustainable makeover

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