The Best Biodegradable Poop Bag

Help the environment by using one of our top picks for eco-friendly dog poo bags.

Biodegradable Poop Bags
Sniffing out a biodegradable dog poop bag? We’ve got the top three eco-friendly bags. ©Melissa L Kauffman

We all know that cleaning up after our dog plays an important part in being a responsible dog owner, but did you know some poop bags are kind to the environment? Traditional plastic bags are made from polyethylene, which can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill. Biodegradable bags, on the other hand, are made from materials that break down naturally in a compost pile or in a landfill.

When choosing the best biodegradable dog poop bag, look for the following criteria:

  • Material: Eco-friendly poop bags are typically made from plant-based materials such as starch, corn and vegetable oils. These types of materials break down over time. Some bags also keep materials out of the landfill by using post-consumer recycled plastics.
  • Durability: While these bags are designed to break down over time, you still want them strong and thick enough to not tear or leak while you are using them, especially if your dog has poop problems.
  • Compostability: If you plan to compost yourself, look for certified compostable bags, which means they fully break down in a compost environment.

Our top picks for best biodegradable poop bags

$36.99 for 960 orange-scented countdown rolls of The Original Poop Bags
$16.99 for 200 XL bags of MetroPaws Poopy Packs XL Dog Waste Bags
  • MetroPaws Poopy Packs XL Dog Waste Bags are designed for large messes. These extra-large bags come in trendy colors and patterns. Durable and degradable the packaging is made from 100% recycled content. Comes in pink, seafoam, orange or black. $16.99/200 XL bags;
$13.99 for 270 bags of Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags.
  • Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags are made from 65% certified post-consumer recycled plastic, which gives a second life to over 5 million pounds of landfill-bound plastic every year. Comes in unscented or lavender scented. $13.99/270 bags;

Ultimately, choosing biodegradable poop bags makes a small but impactful choice to protect the planet. The next time you’re stocking up on supplies, make the switch. Your dog, and the earth, will thank you!

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