Ever dreamt about saving the world with your tail-wagger’s poo? Okay, maybe that’s a “ruff” idea to swallow. But it’s actually possible thanks to one super simple switch in your daily routine. Say bye-bye to pesky plastics and hello to compostable dog poop bags!
If you’ve ever felt that twinge of guilt when scooping up your pup’s “doody” with a plastic baggie, don’t worry, you’re not barking up the wrong tree! It’s a real tail-twister that our beloved fur babies indirectly contribute to plastic pollution. So, let’s wag away that guilt and sniff out how compostable dog poop bags are here to save the day (and the environment!).
Unlike those sneaky “biodegradable” or “degradable” bags that have a habit of leaving unwanted microplastic droppings behind, compostable bags promise a clean break. They’re like Houdini, but for dog waste – making it disappear in just six months and leaving zero traces behind!
The Poo Bag Showdown: Plastic, Biodegradable, or Compostable?
With so many dog poop bags on the market, finding the right one can feel like a game of “fetch” in the dark. But fear not, loyal hoomans! Here’s a little scoop on why compostable bags are the top dogs.
A compostable bag isn’t just any ol’ biodegradable bag. It’s like the golden retriever of poop bags – it follows all the rules! In the US, ASTM D6400 is the gold standard for compostability. In Australia, keep an eye out for AS 5810 for Home Composting and AS 4736 for Commercial Composting.
Biodegradable bags, on the other paw, are the bad boys of the eco-world. They promise to “break down at some point,” which is a bit like promising to walk your dog “at some point.” We all know that could mean anything from 10 minutes to a whole darn century, and we’re left with microplastics as souvenirs. So, when you’re out shopping, don’t get dogged by those tricky marketers, and seek out the composting logos instead.
Why Should Your Dog’s Business Go Compostable?
You might be wondering why we’re so “poo-sitive” about compostable poop bags. Let’s face it, using a plastic bag for your dog’s waste is like building a time capsule for future archaeologists to discover. Who wants their dog’s business preserved for hundreds of years, anyway?
Compostable bags, on the other hand, are champions of the circle of life. They reduce your fur child’s waste into organic matter within 180 days, leaving no trace behind. They’re like the ultimate magic trick!
Of course, it’s not just about swapping plastic for compostable, but also storing these bags in a cool, dry place. They’ve got a shelf life of up to 12 months. And if they happen to get caught in a downpour during your walkies? No worries, you’ve got a whole month to use the rest of the roll before they start turning into compost themselves.
Choosing compostable poop bags is a paw-some way to help reduce our environmental footprint. They make picking up after your pup less of a chore and more of a chance to show Mother Earth some love. Plus, they give a whole new meaning to the term “green thumb!”
While these bags are undeniably fantastic, it’s crucial not to fall for any shaggy-dog stories. Always double-check that your bags have the compostable logo’s on and aren’t actually dressed up plastic bags with eco-sounding terms on the box to make them sound green and good.