100% Biodegradable Corn Starch Dog Poop Bags
Dogs are said to be a man’s best friend! Unfortunately, like humans can also contribute to the increasing problem of plastic pollution. Anyone who has a dog probably knows this as it is not a secret that the plastic bags used to pick up your dog’s poop, is a major contributor to the problem of plastic waste. A single use plastic bag for your dog’s poo can take over 500 years to degrade in landfill and that is if it ever actual fully degrades!
As responsible dog owners, you will understand the importance of cleaning up after your furry friends, and your mind set should be no different when considering plastic waste and thinking about their carbon pawprint! Most plastic poop bags do end up in landfill or worse still in the ocean, contributing towards the hundreds of thousands of marine lives which are killed yearly by millions of plastic bags that end up in the ocean.
Even if you are not an environmentally conscious person generally, why not help your furry friend not only be a man’s best friend but also the environment! Start by making the simple swap from the plastic dog poo bags to a biodegradable option.
As always, the most sustainable way to dispose your dog poop is to not use plastic altogether, the best way is to flush it down the toilet without any need for bags! As most municipal water treatment facilities are equipped to process water containing fecal matter, with dog waste not being too dissimilar form humans. However not using a bag is not something that every dog owner wants to do or can practically do when out and about.
Fortunately, swapping your dog’s plastic poop bags for eco-friendly ones is an easy way to reduce their carbon pawprint. Biodegradable dog poop bags are now readily available with our top recommendation being the bags made of corn. These compostable poop bags which are made from the starch of corn are the perfect substitute for traditional plastic products. They can be decomposed easily (although you should not add to your own compost), and are an ideal option for the environment.
These high-quality biodegradable dog poop bags are easy to use. Just simply open and tie it securely so you can enjoy a stress-free walk with your dog. A truly green alternative to non-degradable polythene plastic bags.
Of course, the last thing you want is a poop bag that drips and leaks. Most of these compostable poop bags are sturdy and come with the guarantee of being leakproof. As they are made of corn starch, they degrade down a lot easier and certainly quicker than their plastic counterparts making them so much more environmentally friendly.
And as a further note they can also be used for bagging other waste such as baby nappies, and other nasties!
So why not check out some of the great biodegradable dog poop bags options here.