There's no way around it; we have to scoop that dog poo up! I've been on a dog poo bag testing mission to establish which eco-friendly poop bags are available and ideal for our customers.
What makes a good dog poo bag?
- Robust; nobody wants that horrible moment when their finger slides through the bag into something warm and stinky.
- Easy to open; when it's cold, you're wearing gloves, you don't want the frustration of struggling to get your way into the bag.
- Eco-friendly; we're currently bagging >90% of dog waste in plastic bags that will take over 100 years to degrade. Biodegradable dog poo bags are the eco-friendly option.
How eco-friendly is your dog poo bag?
Have you ever heard of the term "greenwashing"? As we all become more conscious of the need to adopt lifestyle adjustments that are kinder to the earth, marketers are finding inventive methods to trick us into thinking we are making green or eco-friendly decisions.
Greenwashing is a word used to characterise corporations' strategies for convincing us that we are making environmentally friendly decisions when, in fact, they are not as good as they appear.
The terms oxo-degradable, degradable, and compostable dog poo bags are frequently used interchangeably, however they are not the same.
Oxo-degradable and degradable dog poo bags are frequently promoted as 'biodegradable' and will degrade over time, however the period it takes can be as long as 1000 years! Not only that, but they will still leave behind plastic particles, making them less eco-friendly than they appear.
On the other hand, compostable dog poo bags are products manufactured with organic material and will decay fully in three to six months under the correct conditions. Compostable dog poo bags are also biodegradable, which means they degrade naturally without leaving behind any artificial plastics.
Our GreenPoop Dog Poo Bag (120 Bags) are fully compostable in 3-6 months in the UK climate.
How to Dispose of Biodegradable Poo Bags
In a perfect world, our compostable GreenPoop dog poo bags would be composted, which you can accomplish at home, in a dog poo specific compost bin, or in a wormery. Just be sure not to use the compost on anything edible when you put it back in the garden.
However, if you place your biodegradable GreenPoop dog poo bag in the park's poo bin, they are still a lot better option than plastic. When they are cremated, they will not emit the same hazardous gases as alternative plastic items, thus there is still a benefit. If they end up in a landfill, they degrade organically.
Why GreenPoop dog poo bags?
Dog poo bags from the GreenPoop Dog Poo Bag Company are home compostable and biodegradable, created from a sugar and corn starch combination. These dog poo bags include handles that make them easy to tie up and throw away. They open effortlessly and do an excellent job of concealing their contents.
They are strong, fairly thick and have not split in the years we've being using them. There is no need for double bagging with GreenPoop dog poo bags.
In addition, the GreenPoop Dog Poo Bag Company donates a portion of its revenues to Friends of the Earth, assisting in the improvement of the earth one poop at a time! They also earned the Green Apple Environmental Award for Best Environmental Practice last year, which is a big accomplishment for a fledgling firm.
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