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Eco-tastic Essentials: Biodegradable Bags

You'll be a responsible dog owner and a responsible global citizen when you scoop the poop with 100 percent biodegradable bags. These bags decompose in a controlled composting environment in 10-45 days along with dog's waste, leaving no harmful residues behind. While you're at it, add a Hugo Designer bag holder (seen in the bottom right) to your order – they come in multicolored bone and dog shapes to clip onto a leash, purse, or belt loop.

Cat owners, fear not, Poopbags.com also offers biodegradable, non-allergenic cat pan liners as well!

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katiealison katiealison 8 years
Actually, PoopBags.com sells BioBags, too. I haven't had either break while in use. I looked on the site and I think the whole "controlled composting" is just for the ultra technical folks. PoopBags.com actually advises people to throw it in the trash. At least they are made with corn, a renewable resource. I question the biodegradability of those on a roll. The package states, "Biodegradable in all states except California." What's that to mean?
missmaddie missmaddie 8 years
Bio bags are fab, but to complete the job, you need an in-ground doggy waste digester... the responsible, odor/insect-free way to deal with those doo-doos! The Doggie Dooley
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 8 years
Ohhh I want that clip! I use biodegradable bags as well! No one should use any other kind! Totally off subject: We should also never get plastic bags at grocery stores, only paper! It's so much better for the environment! ;)
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 8 years
best website name ever!! I've been reusing old store bags, so this probably is a better option
chancleta chancleta 8 years
marvelous
avitania avitania 8 years
Bio Bag also makes biodegradable poop bags that are made out of cornstarch. They don't break, and they're black (so the world doesn't know you're carrying a bag of feces when you're out on your walks!). They're also pretty inexpensive - I pay $5/box of 30 on Amazon, and they sell them at my local grocery store. @parrotthead: it's not likely that anything meant to biodegrade in a composting environment will biodegrade in a landfill. a composting environment requires proper composting materials, and since trash in a landfill gets piled on and "airlocked," the ability for anything to biodegrade there is really restricted.
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
I didn't catch the "controlled composting environment" part-sounds complicated. I don't know how well that would work in a garbage can I suspect its not quite as green as they claim. And who is gonna compost dog poop anyways?
parrotthead parrotthead 8 years
it says they biodegrade in a "controlled composting environment"...what does that mean? Does a controlled composting environment include the trash bin/dump?
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
I'm lazy I just scoop all the poop in my backyard every few weeks. I figure that saves enough plastic bags from going in the garbage.
bpjedi bpjedi 8 years
There are also biodegradable bags that come in a roll and fit in those cheaper bag dispenser thingies that can attach to dog leashes. There's some sort of standard size, so you can switch between the biodegradable brands offered.
CCWallace CCWallace 8 years
Do they really "break?"
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
Love these!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
this is great! i've seen these (or a similar brand) on those signs in parks that say to keep your dogs on a leash and to clean up after them, in parks in Vancouver!
laurelm laurelm 8 years
sounds awesome, I feel awful cleaning up poop with plastic bags, but i had no idea of other options
kristinmarie419 kristinmarie419 8 years
I was excited to see the kitty option. Disposing of litter without plastic bags is quite difficult!!
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 8 years
I would really love to try these, but a friend of mine has used them and told me they break a lot (EW!). Anyone else have any experience with using them, for good or for gross?
lisafrank lisafrank 8 years
These are awesome! I would only use biodegradable...can you think how many bags you use in a week, month, or the life of your pet? So much trash!
bugn bugn 8 years
These are awesome and very "earth friendly." :-)
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