The Product: Biobag Certified Compostable Dog Waste Bags
Why we like them:
1. 100% Compostable and Biodegradable. There’s no reason that Fido’s output needs to be stored in a non-biodegradable plastic bag until the end of time, or end up in a plastic bag vortex. With a number of certifications to prove compostability and biodegradability, Biobag’s goal is “to help divert all naturally biodegradable waste from entering our landfills.”
Official website: http://www.biobagusa.com/
Order information: http://www.biobagusa.com/order_now.html
Press and media:
- BioBag’s Dog Waste Bags earns a Four Paw Rating – The Whole Dog Journal
- Dogs and the environment – Mother Nature Network
- Go Green/ Eco-Friendly Waste Bag Alternative– The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Read more news and press
Dog Waste Bags work great for scooping and disposing properly of litter waste for cats too!
I use compostable bags for my doggy too. :)
Composting was somewhat modernized beginning in the 1920s in Europe as a tool for organic farming. The first industrial station for the transformation of urban organic materials into compost was set up in Wels/Austria in the year 1921.
I heard they are the world’s largest brand of certified compostable bags and films made from the material, Mater-Bi. Mater-Bi's ingredients consist of starches derived from plants, vegetable oils, and compostable polymers from both renewable raw materials and fossil raw materials.
Have you checked out EcoSmartPlastics pooch poop bags? Seems that they're not only biodegradeable but they also incorporate a load of natural scents to stop flies and bugs following you everywhere once you've scooped the poop.
Re. "100% Compostable and Biodegradable": I appreciate the review, but how do you know for sure? They seem to have passed the ASTM D6400 standard, which says "designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities" (http://www.bpiworld.org/Default.aspx?pageId=190422)
How often do people find such municipal or industrial composting facilities? This is what's keeping me from trusting that these bags (or any others) are degradable in practice.