Frito-Lay launches compostable snack bags

Oct. 1, 2021

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, today introduced an industrially compostable bag for its Off The Eaten Path brand. The move advances the Plano, TX-based snack giant’s goal to design 100% of its packaging to be recyclable, compostable, biodegradable or reusable across its portfolio by 2025

The bags are currently available at Whole Foods Market and select retailers starting this month. Producing the materials used for these bags creates approximately 60% lower GHG emissions than traditional packaging, according to officials, who added that the technology may be licensed to other companies at no cost to further the use across the consumer-packaged goods industry. 

Off The Eaten Path composting program

Off The Eaten Path is focused on developing tasty snacks made with real ingredients like peas, chickpeas, and black beans that are said to be better for people and for the planet.

It compostable packaging it is piloting is primarily made from nonfood, plant-based sources, and is available on specially marked Off The Eaten Path Chickpea Veggie Crisps or Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps.

In order to send the packaging to be composted, consumers are need to sign up on the TerraCycle program page.


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