The Dilemma Of The Plastic Poop Bag

January 1, 2015


I've always been a bit of a tree hugger, so reducing my consumption of plastic is a big deal to me.  Because I hate using any more plastic bags than I have to, I used to think, "Aw, it's not so bad to just leave dog poop on the side of the trail as long as it's not right in the path."  I mean, the wild animals poop in the woods, right, and we don't have a fit about that!


But, then I did a little more research on the effects of dog feces on the planet, and found that it is actually a huge carrier of harmful bacteria like e-coli!  Unlike wild animals that eat purely things found in nature, domesticated dogs are fed all sorts of unnatural foods, chemicals, and preservatives that provide a perfect breeding ground for bacteria!


Well, I didn't feel good about contributing to more diseases on the planet, so I was feeling myself in a bit of a it better to put more plastic into our landfills or more e-coli into our soil and water?  Hmmmm.....


So, I asked my good friend Google if there were any environmentally friendly dog poop bags out there, and like always, Google had the answer.  I did, indeed, find some poop bags that are NOT made of plastic, but rather biodegradable plant materials that will completely decompose!  As a dog walker, I go through a lot of poop bags, so knowing that I can use these bags without causing excess damage to the environment makes me very happy.  They are softer than plastic bags and are usually pretty sturdy.  Every now and then I do get one that rips, but I figure it's a small price to pay for what I'm getting!


Check out this website and look for BioBag Plant Based Dog Waste Bags.  You can even get set up on automatic shipments every few months so you never run out of these great bags!  Thanks for caring!



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