Poop Bags For The Pooch.
What’s up everyone and welcome to one of the best days of the week, Green Tip Tuesday! September’s making it’s last impressions (hopefully) with a few scorchah days and we’re itching to see these temps drop! No more dog days of summer or dogs drooling from the humidity, bring on the crisp autumn air. Speaking of dogs, this Green Tip goes out to all the lazy mutts and their owners when exploring and adventuring.
Ever find yourself out and about when suddenly Buster decides to pop a squat in the middle of a walk? Of course you do, that’s how it goes. Do you ever find yourself reaching for the roll of poop bags and thinking, “Man, I HATE using these plastic bags to pick up dog poop. Now I have to use plastic and almost touch dog poop, worst day ever!” Of course you do, because you’re a good human. Well fear no more because the days of plastic based dog waste bags are behind us my friends.
Recently, I stumbled upon a pretty neat company called BioBag, whose focus it to create usable compostable materials instead of petroleum based chemicals for things like produce bags at the market and dog waste bags. I found this to be super cool for a lot of reasons. For starters, the bag is made entirely out of plant based material. It’s not just a bunch of leaves sewn together with spider silk, it is plant and vegetable oils and resins that have been assembled to look and feel like a regular old bag. Being plant based, it is completely compostable, meaning you have the option to compost it, instead of just trashing it. I DO NOT recommend trying to compost your own dog’s waste, don’t do it. It’s also huge incentive to pick up your pooches poops. Now you don’t have to worry about putting more plastic out into the world, and you can help keep you human and natural communities clean.
I also found something called Flush Puppies, which are also compostable doggy waste bags, but these ones you can also flush down the toilet if you want. They made the bags toilet and septic system safe. A little weird for me (and that’s saying something), but whatever floats your boat! Better than just leaving it on the sidewalk or using a plastic bag, that’s for sure.
That’s about it for this week folks! Go clean up after your furry friends responsibly and save the earth while you do it! Sounds like a win-win situation if you ask me.