WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
ONE PAW AT A TIME...
A year ago we bought our first ever dog. We noticed that cleaning up after the dog with conventional plastic poo bags was not going to help the plastic pollution problem. We decided to buy biodegradable bags which are readily available from many supermarkets and pet stores. But, after further reading, we found that these biodegradable bags can take decades to degrade and into tiny micro-plastics. These micro-plastics are also making their way to our oceans and harming our beloved marine life.
As a result of this, last year we decided to find a more eco-friendly alternative to this, so we designed a compostable poo bag which is made from cornstarch. This means that the bag degrades within weeks into natural elements which aren’t harmful to the environment. We have also made every effort to make everything about our product eco-friendly including the packaging.
Biodegradable and compostable are often used interchangeably but they are NOT the same thing. Here's the truth...
Biodegradable products will eventually disintegrate over time, usually over hundreds of years, into smaller pieces but these can be still be harmful to organisms. These smaller pieces of plastic fragments are known today as micro-plastics. Compostable bags on the other hand decompose into non-toxic organic matter which can be broken down to form a nutrient rich soil or "compost".
Composting is a great way to clean up the earth. It reduces the amount in landfills and the production of harmful greenhouse gases like methane. Composting can also clean contaminated soil and reduce your carbon footprint.
Worldwide, 2 million plastic bags are used every minute. Some countries have already banned single use plastic bags. Don't add to that number and buy a compostable bag.
About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those 236,000 tons are microplastics.
Every minute a truck load of plastic is dumped into the ocean and this is set to increase by 10 times in the next two years. By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.