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Cheap Compostable Dog Poop Bags: Are They Really Top Dog?

by | 25 June 2023

Hey there, canine comrades! Have you ever pondered over the old adage “you get what you pay for” while holding a cheap compostable dog poop bag? In this tail-waggingly intriguing blog post, we’ll answer the question on everyone’s mind: are cheap compostable dog poop bags really all they’re barked up to be? Fasten your leash; it’s time for an eco-journey!

The Scoop On Cheap Compostable Dog Poop Bags

The Allure of the Cheap

In recent years, the market has been flooded with cheap compostable dog poop bags. They seem like a great deal. You’re saving your pennies while doing your bit for the planet. But as the saying goes, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

These bargain bags are often made super thin to save on material costs and try and be as cheap as plastic poop bags. But this comes with a serious downside. The thinner the bag, the weaker it is.

Plus, to cut costs, many cheap compostable poo bags are actually smaller than you might be used to; again, less material means cheaper. 

The truth is, compostable does still cost more than plastic, so the only way to make it cheap is to reduce the quality so much that you might end up playing Russian roulette with getting poop on your hands. So if you have had a bad experience with compostable dog poop bags before, this might be why. 

Checkout our ultimate guide to dog poop bags, to learn what to look for when choosing a dog poop bag.

That ‘Warm Wet Feeling’ 

Whether it’s biodegradable or compostable poop bags, your average dog poop bag might leave your hands with that ‘warm wet feeling’. Then you spend the rest of the walk holding your hand at arm’s length because it’s got perfume de poo on. And if you are really unlucky…. Things might get messy. 

When Things Get Messy

Imagine this: you’re out with your pooch, they do their business, you reach for a bag, and… squish. Yup, the bag was so thin that the poop fell straight through. Talk about a crappy situation!

Not only are these bags prone to breakage, but their thinness also means they degrade quicker than their thicker counterparts. While composting is a fantastic way to dispose of dog poop, you don’t want the bag disintegrating before you’ve even reached the compost bin!

And let’s not forget the unpleasant sensation of that warm, wet poop feeling through the thin bag. It’s enough to make you howl in disgust.

The Oh Crap Difference

This is why at Oh Crap, we’ve taken a different approach. Our compostable dog poop bags are 3x thicker than the average bag. We’ve made sure they maintain their integrity over time, so you won’t have to worry about surprise breakages or premature degradation.

Plus, with our thicker bags, you’ll have a solid barrier between your hand and your pup’s poop. You can pick up your furry friend’s business without getting too up close and personal with it.


Like many things in life, when it comes to compostable dog poop bags, you get what you pay for. Cheap, thin bags may seem attractive, but they can’t compete with the reliability and comfort of a thicker bag. By choosing Oh Crap, you’re not just making a more durable choice but also a more eco-friendly one. So let’s keep our walks enjoyable, our hands clean, and our planet green!

Photo by Leslie Joseph on Unsplash

<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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