Dog Walking in The Green Era: Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags

It is a green era.  People today are more conscious than ever before about their impact on the environment. Things like ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘fossil fuel emissions’ are a part of the mass population’s vocabulary.  More cities and towns are recycling metals, papers, and plastics.  Bike lanes are more prevalent.  More consumers are reusing shopping bags for everything from groceries to shoes.  In general, people are much more aware that the waste they produce will end up dumped in a landfill.

Increasingly today, companies are finding creative ways of keeping Planet Earth healthy.     Biodegradable products are formulated with the ability to decompose right back into the natural materials they came from.   This ideal of the green era extends into the pet industry, in the form of a biodegradable dog poop bag.

When you take an environmentally conscious population and add a biodegradable dog waste bag, the result is an environmentally friendly generation of dog walkers.

Instead of using a plastic shopping bag or a Ziploc to clean up after their dogs, these dog-walkers use a biodegradable dog waste bag. The bags are small enough to never be without, and large enough to take care of a pet’s elimination needs.  The bags are designed to break down when exposed to air, sunlight, water, or a combination of all factors for an extended period of time.  In other words, tie up the bag, toss it in the compost pile and be done with it.  Nature will do its work.

Biodegradable bags have been around for years, emerging as a solution for the excess of plastic bags used in consumer-driven society.  They were first created out of resins and heavy metals, in conjunction with starches from plants, then reformulated some years later to utilize biodegradable polymers, or polylactic acid, with the starches.  The idea for biodegradable doggie bags was born of this search to use fewer plastic shopping bags.

In the past, local governments have asked pet owners to double plastic bag their dogs’ waste, so as to keep wastebaskets hygienic and natural resources uncontaminated.  Therein lies a quick formula for creating a mass of plastic waste that will take up room in a landfill.  The plastic also traps in organic animal waste that would normally be taken care of in a natural process of decomposition.  Replacing the bag—or double bag—with biodegradable ones provides a hygienic, non-pollutant solution that keeps an eye out for the future.

Biodegradable doggie bags are available in many colors, from pink to black, and all the rainbow hues in between.  Purchase in small quantities or in bulk.   To join in cleaning up dog poop in an environmentally responsible manner, visit www.911savebeans.com and place your order.

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