If you’re like us, cleaning up your fur baby's waste is a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. But did you know that a number of poop bags are made from plastics that are damaging for the environment?
We believe poop bags should be only three things: good for you, good for your pet and good for the planet. So exactly what should you be looking for when buying it? We’ve rounded it up four key things to keep an eye out for below.
"Australians throw away around 1.9 million tonnes of packaging each year – enough to fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground nine times over. Packaging takes a lot of energy, water and other natural resources to produce, and packaging waste pollutes our air, water and soil."
Many poop bags come in a variety of packaging styles, from a set of box, or sadly in plastics, then wrapped again inside the plastic satchel or box for delivery. Compare products and choose items that comes package-free or with less packaging whenever possible. Try to buy in bulk rather than low quantity will also help reduce the packaging.
That's why we chose to make our poop bags come naked 100% package free. We put them in a mailing box or compostable satchel and put minimal padding of recycled paper to be securely delivered to your door!
3. Core Roll material
The more eco-friendly or lesser material the better! Look for core made from recycled cardboard or even nothing at all where possible. We often deemed core roll as convenient, it makes the bags roll easily as we tear them out. However, some rolls still have core roll made from plastic hiding inside it, so beware and do further research about it.
4. Shelf Life
Dog poop bags is a necessity for most pet parents and you often stock extra, just in case. Did you know that the truly compostable bags are made from natural material? Just as groceries, it has recommended shelf life so it is important they are ideally used within the timeframe and kept in a cool dark space, otherwise they may start to break down. If you find bags claimed to be compostable with a long shelf life, question again as they may not be 100% made from natural material.