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Casa Verde: Guilt-Free Doggie Doo Bags

There are many ways to deal with the problem of plastic grocery bags. You can carry your groceries in cloth totes instead, recycle the bags, or get crafty with them. But one of the main ways that people reuse plastic bags is as dog-poo scoopers.

While I can understand the desire to put some plastic between you and your dog's droppings, you're still adding more plastic bags to the landfills every time your dog has to go. Thankfully, I've found an alternative. These Business Bags ($5.95 for 40) are made from corn-based plastic, so they will biodegrade in just 45 days. With these, you'll get the protection of plastic without harming the Earth. That sure beats regular plastic bags, which can take years, sometimes hundreds of years, to decompose.

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melymel melymel 9 years
as long as it won't seep through, I'm in!!!
moderngal moderngal 9 years
mem952 mem952 9 years
this is great- such a practical, easy to use way of being eco-friendly.
zoomusicgirl zoomusicgirl 10 years
great idea! the name is genius!
scoobylover43 scoobylover43 10 years
Yes we must admit we use grocery bags as well, of course we live in a small town & they don't have any dog poo bags here, but we will for sure check into these.
stefsprl stefsprl 10 years
kbienen, I'm not sure if the bags that come with the plastic bone are biodegradable, but you can buy bags that fit into the bone that are...we have them for our puppy (along with the plastic bone that attaches to the leash) and we feel much better about using them!
kbienen kbienen 10 years
what are the bags that come in the plastic bone you attach to your leash made of? I wonder if those are biodegradable? These are great!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
Perfect :D
auddie auddie 10 years
These sound great. I've always used the plastic bags the newspaper comes in.
megafie megafie 10 years
I've used the bio bags and they are great.
dcartjunkie dcartjunkie 10 years
Awesome... It would be great if our grocery store bags were made of the same thing.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
That's awesome! I need to pick some of these up for the little guy's poops.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
It's about time!!!! I really want to get these!!! I've had alot of guilt using old plastic grocery bags!!! Now I'll recycle those at the grocery store and use these for the dirty job!!!
hvnly34 hvnly34 10 years
Thanks! We usually use our Target bags. I am going to ask people to start just putting the stuff in the cart and keep a platic container in the trunk...
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
this is a really good idea! I need to get some for my mom!
cageyme cageyme 10 years
I use a similar bag for collecting veggie scraps to throw on the compost heap.
ur_momm ur_momm 10 years
I sure the bags are biodegradable... i dont know in how many days. Ive used other kinds that are scented or decorated with little paw prints.
LaPerla2 LaPerla2 10 years
THIS is a revelation to me. I have 2 doxies and we use our grocery bags for their copious business...which makes me feel so guilty! I'm going to check these out!
redegg redegg 10 years
These are cool. I've found that all the brands of actual doogie poo bags I've bought are biodegradable, which is good news.
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