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Are Compostable Dog Poop Bags Better? You Bet Your Bark They Are!

by | 25 June 2023

We’ve all had those ruff days where we’re stuck holding a full bag of doggy doo, wondering if there’s a better solution. If you’ve ever pondered, “Are compostable dog poop bags better?” then you’re barking up the right tree. Let’s dig into the dirt on why compostable is the way to go!

Are Compostable Dog Poop Bags Better?

The Problem with Plastic

We’re not going to poo-poo around the issue: single-use plastic is a big problem. Sure, it might degrade over time, but that time is longer than your dog’s longest game of fetch. And when it does break down, it just fragments into millions of microplastics, which then infiltrate our natural ecosystems, our animals, and even us! According to Greenpeace, every piece of plastic ever manufactured still exists today in some form.

Imagine wrapping organic dog poop in a plastic bag. You’ve essentially mummified it. The poop becomes a Pharaoh of Feces, never decomposing as nature intended. And that just seems like a crappy situation for everyone involved.

Worst of all when you see biodegradable dog poop bags advertised, we’ve been greenwashed to think that means they are eco-friendly. However, if you see dog poop bags being advertised as biodegradable, you can be sure they have plastic in them.

The Beauty of Compostable Bags

Compostable dog poop bags, on the other paw, are a game-changer. They’re certified to break down into organic matter within a mere 180 days, faster than your pup can destroy their new chew toy. Instead of preserving poop for posterity, compostable bags allow the waste to rejoin the earth, contributing to the great circle of life (cue the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack).

Oh Crap’s Solution

At Oh Crap, we believe that dealing with dog waste shouldn’t be a monumental task, nor should it contribute to our planet’s plastic problem. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing compostable dog poop bags that help continue the cycle of life instead of interrupting it.


So, are compostable dog poop bags better? Absolutely! They’re not just a better choice for the environment—they’re a better choice for us and our furry friends too. So the next time your pup pops a squat, remember: every bag matters. Choose compostable and turn a messy situation into a positive action for our planet. Because at the end of the day, there’s nothing more satisfying than scooping the poop and knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment. Remember, there’s no duty like a compostable doody!

<a href="" target="_self">Henry Reith</a>

Henry Reith

Henry is proud to be one of the crapologists at Oh Crap, and specialises in crap jokes & sharing paw-some content.

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