PET WASTE BAGS
Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before You Use Anymore Plastic Dog Poop Bags!
Most dog owners go to for getting rid of dog waste is plastic dog poop bag. Although using plastic has become a matter of great concern in recent years; still, plastic bags (either for shopping or to clear dog poop) are used by most of the world's population. The awareness of the importance of using bio-degradable dog poop bags (and shopping bags) is increasing day by day, and almost 68 countries in the world have banned plastic bags. Many other countries are on the way to banning it.
As a Dog owner, you may be of the opinion that it's okay to use one or two poop bags daily, and that it doesn't make a lot of difference. However, the actual scenario is not that pleasant, thats up to 730 bags per pooch per year or in the average life of pup thats 0ver 8,000! You may not know but there are more than 80 million dogs in the USA. This means tons of plastic (in the shape of dog poop bags) are used daily. and over 80 BILLION bags a year! So if you divert to alternatives, it will surely matter a lot and you could help even more by helping us spread awareness and share this artricle. More readers - More Awareness - Fewer Plastic Bags Used!
What’s The Solution?
Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags
Here are just some of the Cons Of Plastic Dog Poop Bags
Threat To Animal Life
Plastic bags are also responsible for the death of thousands of birds, animals, and fishes, mainly because of suffocation after eating plastic bags. Such a large number of unnatural deaths also affect the ecosystem's natural balance.
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You may take the durability of plastic bags as a plus point, but the other side of the picture has a different story to tell. Just think about the huge landfill in your area, and most of the garbage there will likely be made up of plastic bags. In addition, these plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose, so the only way to get rid of this trash is to burn it. But it’s not the end here; the smoke produced during the burning process has toxic contents that are added to the air, thus significantly adding to air pollution.
The major concern regarding the use of plastic dog poop bags is that it causes environmental deterioration. Plastic takes more than 500 years to decompose. This means it stays in the environment much longer than degradable materials (like paper, wood, etc.). As a result, an unusual plastic build-up has been observed in our landfills, waterways, and oceans over the last couple of decades, leading to considerable environmental damage.
Dog’s poop is purely an organic material that decomposes readily. However, when it is inside a tightly closed plastic bag, it will stay there without decomposing, producing methane gas. That further pollutes air and water.
What’s The Solution:
Use Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags
After knowing how detrimental plastic dog poop bags are to the environment and human and animal life, you may wonder, "what else can I use as an alternative to plastic dog poop bags?"
The answer lies in the real biodegradable dog poop bags. When I say real biodegradable, it means which is 100 % decomposable and returns to mother nature. The biodegradable bags we are familiar with are not degradable in the real sense. Such bags actually have a plastic breaking chemical “EPI” that breaks them into smaller particles and makes them more difficult to handle than an intact plastic bag. Adding to the misery, "EPI" need oxygen to work. When these so-called biodegradable bags are dumped in a landfill and covered by more trash, the oxygen is no longer available; these bags will remain intact for decades, just like real plastic bags.
So the option available to you is to use paper poop bags, cotton poop bags, or plant-based poop bags, or you can use old newspapers to pick up the poop of your canine friend. Although these options may not be as convenient as a plastic bag, however, as a responsible human being and dog owner, you must contribute to making this world less polluted and safer for all.