The BioBag

Did you know that according to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service a typical dog produces 274 pounds of waste each year! This is not a pleasant thought and picking up after your pooch is a probably the worst part of pet ownership but it is the reality. While animal wastes are one of the quickest degrading substances, if you use a plastic bag the bag will take up to 100 years to break down. Instead of using plastic, why not try BioBags.  These are corn-based and “certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute to break down in a matter of days.” Ideally the bags work best in aerobic landfills which are churned up.  Another option is “to compost the biodegradable bags, and their contents, at home or in a local community garden.” Warning, compost from animal waste should never be used on anything edible.  For more information on composting dog wastes, visit this site.


One Response to “The BioBag”

  1. These bags seem like a great idea. I need to give these a try as plastic waste bags are such a horrible idea. They just end up in a landfill to stay there not be composted.

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