The Australasian Bioplastics Association states that biodegradable plastics are either biobased, made from plants such as corn or sugarcane, or created from nasty petrochemicals! The terms can be quite confusing, so you really need to know what you’re looking for.
Sometimes, products labelled “biodegradable plastics” are actually made from oxo-degradable plastics (which contain metal). Trust us, this stuff is as bad as a turtle ingesting bubble wrap! Did you know that 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags every year?
Oxo-degradable dog poop bags can cause serious environmental issues. So, when you think you’re being eco-friendly you’re actually adding to the problem.
No. Bioplastics are sometimes biodegradable (if they’re placed in the right environment and conditions). But don’t get too excited — they may not be compostable.
For bioplastic dog poop bags to be compostable they would have to meet specific requirements outlined in the ASTM D6400 Test for Compostability.
Yes, Lily Blaze’s dog poop bags are deemed compostable and biodegradable in Australia, Europe, and the USA. Our bags are so much better than what’s on the market because they’re clean, green, and safe! Hooray!
Here’s a fact that will make your head spin like Jupiter on its axis: our dog poop bags are certified for ASTM D6400, EN13432, AS5810-2010, and AS4736-2006.
Always check with your local council to see if you can place our dog poop bags in the compost bin. Different suburbs have different rules, so it’s best to be safe.
Our eco-friendly dog poop bags are made from a proprietary mixture of bio-derived, compostable materials including polylactic acid (PLA), Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate (PBAT), and corn starch. So, whilst you can’t make a cake out of them, they are good for the Earth.
Our composting process occurs in the same way as any other. When you toss our dog poop bags onto the compost heap, microbes eat at the material. The degraded bags eventually become a solid substance that is nutrient-rich and recyclable. We know it sounds kind of gross but it really is incredible!
During national and international tests, the average time our dog poop bags took to degrade was 3 months. The time it takes for a single bag to break down will fluctuate, depending on conditions.
If the environment the bag is placed in is not ideal, it can take a little longer. In this scenario, we estimate a time span of 3 to 6 months for full disintegration.
Buying plastic is a major no-no. What you really need to look for is a dog poop bag that’s biodegradable AND compostable.
Did you know that non-biodegradable plastics have a ridiculously long lifespan of approximately 10,000 years? Think polystyrene, polyester, polypropylene, and other toxic nasties.
Humanity is waking up and realising that plastics are harming the planet. We need to be cleaner and greener in our everyday lives (and that includes when we’re walking our pooches).
(Affiliate Link). Lily Blaze’s charitable partners receive 50% of our profits. That means every time you click on one of our affiliate links and purchase dog poop bags, it’s recorded where the traffic came from. Here’s the lowdown:
EXAMPLE: Buster’s Dog Shelter asks followers to support their cause by purchasing a roll of dog poop bags. They might do this in their weekly newsletter or via a banner displayed on their website.
The affiliate link redirects to lilyblaze.com so the follower can make a purchase. Once the sale is complete, 25% of the profits will go to Buster’s Dog Shelter, while the remaining 25% will go to an international dog charity.
Not to worry if you haven’t come via a affiliate link, we still donate 50% of the profit of sale to a Charity, we choose a different charity each month, you will see there name in in the cart.