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If you’re a dog owner, reducing your pup’s carbon pawprint isn’t as easy as you’d think.
Consider dog poop bags if you will.
What are they made of? Plastic.
We spend a lot of time around here talking about all kinds of ways to rid your life of plastic bags (and bottles), so why not let rid your pets’ lives of them as well?
Plastic bags have only been around for about 50 years, so we’re not entirely sure how long they take to break down in a landfill, but all tests point to somewhere between 500-1,000 years.
So why are we throwing away our dogs’ poop in them?
Sure, you could leave it where it fell while you and Fido are out on a walk or at the dog park, but that’s just plain poor pet etiquette.
Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags
Enter the biodegradable poop bag from the creatively named PoopBags.com.
It’s not just the biodegradability that makes these dog poop bags so eco-friendly:
- 100% biodegradable; meets ASTM D6400 standards and complies with California biodegradability claims
- Made from renewable resource such as corn
- Silky smooth feel
- Handy dandy holes so you can hang these dog poop bags on a hook
- Manufactured in Norway by BioBag
- .91 mil thick
- 7.5″ wide x 11.5″ long
The folks at Poopbags.com have come up with a bag that doesn’t tear when you separate it from the roll and doesn’t start degrading the second you pick up your dog’s business (which is our complaint with other bags). These bags degrade slowly but surely and they’re available in all different sizes for different dogs. In addition they’ve also branched out into larger bags that would also be useful for the home.
Poop Bags claims that their bags biodegrade as fast as an apple.
Check out this video review from Holstee:
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.