Are Dog Poop Bags Biodegradable?
Eco-friendly products are continually growing in popularity. A study completed in 2020 by Getty Images found that 91% of respondents believe the actions they take today will have a large impact on our planet's future. 69% of those respondents also said that they are currently doing everything they can to reduce their carbon footprint.
You may not realize how many things you use daily that can impact our environment's future. There are some things that you may be able to stop using altogether to cut down on your overall waste. One thing that is difficult for many dog owners to avoid using though is dog waste bags.
With all the advancements in sustainability, have you thought about what type of dog poop bags you are using? There are so many options out there these days and surprisingly not all of them are environmentally friendly or biodegradable.
Are Dog Poop Bags Really Biodegradable?
So, you may be wondering "Are dog poop bags really biodegradable?". The answer is yes, they can be. Many of the options, but not all, on today's market are biodegradable.
What do I need to look for to know it is biodegradable?
The most common standard, and the original standard, for biodegradable packaging is EN 13432. This standard sets the tone for all biodegradable packaging standards, no matter the material used. You can also check packages for similar standards like EN 14995, ASTM D6400, or ISO 17088. For a complete list of other standards, take a look at this PDF.
If your dog poop bag comes with one of these standard labels you can rest assured you are using pet waste bags that are biodegradable.
Why is it so important to use a biodegradable dog poop bag?
Did you know that, according to ScienceFocus.com, non-biodegradable plastic bags can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill? Think of the number of times each day you use a pet waste bag and how quickly that adds up over time.
Even if you only used one pet waste bag each day for an entire year, that would mean you are leaving 365 bags in a landfill. Each of which will take hundreds of years to break down.
There are currently over 7.9 billion people in the world (Worldometer.com). Our planet’s population is quickly growing, making it more important for everyone to consider their own actions. If we continue to do things the way we have in the past we will undoubtedly run out of space for garbage. This will not be good for our ecosystems, plants, animals, and of course humans.
Using biodegradable products as much as possible in your daily life can greatly reduce your impact on the environment. A biodegradable dog poop bag, if properly taken care of, can break down in as little as 3 months making it a much more sustainable option.
beyondGREEN’s Biodegradable Pet Waste Bags
beyondGREEN’s pet waste bags are all plant-based. This means that when they are disposed of micro-organisms will start to eat away at the bags helping them naturally decompose. The more micro-organisms in an environment, the faster our bags will decompose.
Not only are our bags made from plant-based polymers, but they are also made here in the USA. Our bags are Certified by USDA, TUV OK HOME Compost, and OK Compost Industrial as per EN 13432 (European Standard), BNQ, and are also approved by Compost Manufacturing Alliance.
Our pet waste bags come in various-sized boxes for bulk orders. We also offer custom, private label manufacturing for brands that are looking to start their own line of pet waste bags that are eco-friendly.
*Many mentions state that pet waste cannot be composted or may not be accepted by Industrial Composting facilities. Understanding this, we created our own Home-Use Pet Waste Composter which will remove traces of the pathogens within pet waste. Compost tested by third-party agencies.
beyondGREEN biotech, Inc.