Most local municipalities throw away +150,000 plastic bags a year with doggy poop from the parks and dog runs.
There is a recyclable bag that can be flushed, or buried.It is made of a relative of Elmers Glue, and is eco-friendly and biodegradeable.
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What about Newspaper deliveries? How many million papers a day come in a plastic bag to the entire country? What if they could be safely buried or flushed? How about Supermarkets?
Per year Australians use over 3.92 billion plastic bags and up to 80 million of these end up as rubbish. These single-use plastic bags have a devastating effect on the environment - they can take up to 1,000 years to break down in landfill and kill many thousands of marine animals.
As a retailer you can help solve this problem by encouraging your customers to say NO to plastic bags by providing plastic bag alternatives.
Providing plastic bag alternatives is also a great marketing opportunity for your store - you can print your store logo and details on your reusable bags and your customers will appreciate your efforts to be environmentally aware.
Another reason to go plastic bag free is that soon they may not longer be available. Goverments are working in conjunction with retailers to phase-out light-weight plastic bags by the end of 2008. Soon it's likely you won't have a choice so it's the perfect time to take action.
Next time you go grocery shopping, think twice before getting your purchases bagged. Did you know it takes one 15- to 20-year-old tree to make enough paper for only 700 grocery bags? Bring cloth bags when you shop, and if you forget, put your purchases in as few bags as possible.
Paper or Plastic? Plastic bags are more convenient than paper but they're not biodegradable. Plastic bags often wind up in the ocean and kill marine animals that get tangled up in them or swallow them. Paper bags are biodegradable but are often made from virgin paper because, manufacturers say, heavy loads require the long fibers in virgin pulp.
The average American uses one thousand plastic shopping bags per year! Multiply that by 270 million Americans and you get a pretty ugly picture.
Sadly, only a very small percentage of these are recycled.
A friend of mine who worked on fishing boats in Mexico once told me that plastic bags drifting down from the United States killed more sea life than everything else combined.
So what’s a shopper to do? Well, paper bags are better than plastic, but not anywhere near as good as canvas bags. Canvas bags are very strong, you don’t have to look for a basket when you get to the store, and most grocers give a nickel back each time you use it. I always have several in the trunk of my car, and a bunch of mesh bags for produce.
Had this sent to us on the subject of doggie poop bags.
Picking up after your pet is part of being a responsible pet owner. In many communities, it’s also the law. We are constantly amazed when pet owners put 100% biodegradable dog waste into plastic bags that can take over 100 years to decompose. Now owners have a logical solution.
Remember, our goal is to help divert all naturally biodegradable waste from entering our landfills. This includes food waste, yard waste, paper waste and pet waste. If any of these items are placed in an anaerobic (air-locked) landfill, their natural ability to biodegrade can be severely diminished.
The best solution for disposal of pet waste has always been to separate it from the bag or paper and flush it down the toilet. Using biodegradable poop bags extends your options. The waste and the bag can be thrown in your backyard compost, where both items can decompose naturally; the waste and bag can be buried, where micro-organisms will quickly eat both; the waste and bag can be set at curbside with other yard waste where communities collect biodegradable waste for composting. Please check with your community for disposal options.
This is what biodegradable waste separation is all about. We thank you for being concerned, responsible pet owners.
No polyethylene is used in the production process.
Naturally, bags made from corn instead of polyethylene is a major advance in environmental technology.
Only GMO free certified corn is used.
Soy-based inks and dyes are CEN certified for restricted use of heavy metals.
DEBIO certified for use in organic agriculture.
Certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute to meet the ASTM D6400 specification. Meets California SB 1749 requirements.
Shelf stable, just like paper plates or paper towels. There are no chemical additives to enhance decomposition. The bags biodegrade naturally when expose to the earth’s elements and micro-organisms in the soil.
They “breathe”, which allows heat and moisture to escape or evaporate. This feature reduces bacterial build-up of collected waste, thus reducing odor.
Will decompose in a controlled composting environment in 10-45 days, leaving no harmful residues behind.
Each bag is approximately 8\" x 12 1/2\". It is 0.92\" thick.