Frequently Asked Questions
Why are regular plastic pet waste bags bad for the environment? Why are using your bags better than just using supermarket bags to pick up pet waste?
Since regular plastic bags including those from the supermarket are made with petroleum based products, they will not break down sometimes for over 1000 years! Even our value bags have the additive TDPA® which is a non-toxic technology from epi® that will significantly lower the half-life of plastic and help it to break down into non-toxic end products in the environment. Our plant based bags are 100% compostable in commercial composting facilities that accept pet waste which is the ideal choice for our environment.
Are your bags biodegradable?
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated its regulations as applied to our industry regarding biodegradable labeling standards. To our knowledge, there are no pet waste bag manufacturers that meet the new standard of biodegradable which is defined by degradation in a landfill environment within one year. However, all of our bags at a minimum contain the additive TDPA® which is a ASTM Certfied non-toxic technology from epi® that will significantly lower the half-life of plastic and break it down to non-toxic products unlike traditional bags.
The best choice for the environment is our plant-based sea foam color bags which are unscented and meet the strict guidelines of ASTM D6400. What this means is that these bags are 100% compostable in commercial composting facilities that accept pet waste. These bags are also unscented which prevents additional chemicals to be released into our environment. Our mission is to continue to use advancing technology to have pet waste to leave a smaller footprint on our world.
How can my community start using your pet waste stations and bags?
Call us today to find a distributor in your area.
How are your pet waste bags packaged?
As part of our mission of greener living, we only use recycled materials in our packaging. In fact we used recycled paper cores instead of plastic ones for our bag rolls. Both the box and the core can be recycled after use as well.
Why do you only offer unscented bags?
Though we appreciate a nice scent, we don't like the idea of adding any perfumes, chemicals etc into our bags both for environmental reasons as well as we find most customers do not like or want it. From a medical standpoint the unscented bags are more hypoallergenic for people as well as pets.
How should the bags be stored?
You should store the bags in a cool, dry place. The bags shouldn't be kept in direct sunlight. It is always best practice to not keep your bags for more than one year.
Where can I dispose the bags? Can they be flushed in the toilet?
Pet waste bags should not be flushed and can cause plumbing issues if you did. All bags containing waste should be thrown out in the trash or if you are using the plant based bag then they can go to the municipal composting facility.
Are your bags difficult to open?
Our bags are manufactured and treated in a way to make them easy to open.