We’ve all used them, those little green bags used to scoop poop. You know the importance of cleaning up after your dog, you’re responsible and don’t leave dog poop behind on the ground. We’ve talked here, on our blog, about how devastating it is to leave dog poop behind, but have we ever stopped to think about what happens to all those little green bags? Today’s post will touch upon the best pet waste removal bags to use when cleaning up after your dog.
In 2015 a claim made by the Federal Trade Commission brought to light the fact that those who manufacture pet waste removal bags might be acting in a deceptive manner. They were leading the public to believe that most dog poop bags were biodegradable. These bags would cause no harm to the environment, even after being tossed into landfills. If a product claims to be natural, organic, or biodegradable, we tend to believe the label, though often times, those labels are misleading. According to the FTC, “Those who market biodegradable products should have the evidence to prove that their products will break down and return to nature within a reasonably short period of time.” Most companies that produce pet waste removal bags simply don’t have the evidence to back up their claims.
PoopBags.com— Bags are made from plant based material and renewable resources such as corn, vegetable oils and plant starch.
Flush Puppies Doodie Bags—Bags made from water-soluble Polyvinyl Alcohol or PVA. According to their website, their bags can be composted, flushed or thrown away. It’s recommended however, that you don’t toss them, but flush them, or use industrial composting to dispose of them.
BioDOGradable Bags—Bags are made from a bioplastic compound made from cereal flour and biodegradable polymers. This company is careful to point that “claims of 100% degradation or biodegradation are difficult to prove.” Their bags are designed however, to be composted in your backyard or disposed of in an industrial facility.
When used correctly, these bags are the best choice when it comes to scooping poop. We all know the consequences that occur when we choose to leave pet waste on the ground. Whether you toss, flush, or compost, you’re doing your part to keep dog poop off the streets, and the lawns of your neighborhood.
Thank you to http://www.rover.com for help in writing this post. See their website for more tips on raising a happy, healthy, dog.
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