Green Tip #31: Green Dog Waste Bags

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking our dog for a good romp in a nearby park. She got to meet lots of people and new dogs and best of all run around in a big open field. This time of year this park is used for dog walkers, cross country skiers, snowshoers, joggers, etc. so when our dog has to do her business I am sure to always have green dog waste bags (biodegradable) on hand. I buy ours in packages of 48 at the dollar store for $1.00. These green dog waste bags are biodegradable and just the right size. I know some folks use grocery bags but these actually cost more (for places where you have to pay $0.10 per bag like where we live) and use a lot more plastic not to mention most commonly used plastic bags out there aren’t biodegradable. Now I do realize that these green dog waste bags need sun to biodegrade but I figure as the garbage gets turned up at the dump, chances are some sunshine will hit it at some point and get the process moving along.

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6 thoughts on “Green Tip #31: Green Dog Waste Bags

  1. I too use the green bags. I like them because they are the perfect size. Using grocery bags is such a waste since they are much larger than you need, and they don’t decompose. Didn’t know you could get them at the dollar store though… need to check that out.

    1. Agreed Miss T, such a waste of plastic with the big bags. I found them at the dollar store by accident and they are cheap! but not cheap quality, they don’t rip or anything.

  2. The other problem with using plastic store/grocery bags is that if you buy the right product, that little handy-helper-picker-upper my prove to have a hole in it. Eww! ;)

    I’ll have to look for these online. I haven’t seen them in our local stores. Thanks for the tip.

  3. I’ve heard the most green method is to just let it go back into the soil. (maybe). (j/k).
    I have to check out these bags. We are using these overpriced and most likely not biodegradable bags and it is ridiculous now that you point it out.

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