Dog Poop Bags FAQ: Biodegradable AND Compostable.

Our eco-friendly dog poop bags are proudly Australian owned.
Read Lily Blaze’s FAQ to find out more.

Is Lily Blaze a 100% Australian-owned dog poop bag brand?

Yes! Lily Blaze was founded in Australia and is 100% Australian owned. If you buy our biodegradable dog poop bags, you’re supporting home-grown.

Is it true that Lily Blaze dog poop bags are 100% natural?

Yes. Our eco-friendly dog poop bags are made from corn starch which makes them both biodegradable and compostable. 

Compostable dog poop bags versus biodegradable dog poop bags. Is there a difference?

You could say this topic is a “bone of contention” but there really is a difference. The good news: bags that are both compostable and biodegradable are better for the environment.

About Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags

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.

About Compostable Dog Poop Bags

compostable dog poop bag is biodegradable too (only this time, the degradation rate is faster and it forms a solid residue.

Does that mean all bioplastic dog poop bags are compostable and biodegradable?

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.

So, you’re saying that Lily Blaze dog poop bags are BOTH compostable and biodegradable?!

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.

I love that Lily Blaze dog poop bags are kind to the planet. But what are they made out of?

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.

How does the Lily Blaze composting process work?

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.

I’m sold! The science is pretty epic! But what should I be looking for when I buy my next roll of dog poop bags?

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).

This may sound silly, but I’m a new dog owner. How do I even use dog poop bags?

It’s so easy! All you need to do is wear a Lily Blaze dog poop bag like a glove, pick up your pooch’s poop, and then slide the edges of the bag over your hand. You can even tie up the ends — there’s no mess whatsoever!

I heard you give 50% of the profits from your dog poop bags to shelters. That’s super generous! Is it true?

Yes! Lily Blaze is on a mission to change the lives of dogs in need but we can’t do it without your support. Donating half our profits to selected charities means we’re both creating a better world.

How do you work out the % of the profits you donate?

(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 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. 

Dang! My selected charity isn’t listed, what can I do?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Click here and send us an email.

If I purchase a Lily Blaze dog poop bag subscription will my chosen charity receive rolling donations from every sale?

Yes! Your selected Australian shelter will be gifted 25% of the profits every single time, while the remaining 25% will go to a global street dog initiative. This will continue until you cancel your subscription or support a different charity.

If I haven’t chosen an animal charity, how will the profits from my sale be donated?

Lily Blaze will share 50% of the profits from your sale with a global street dog initiative. Whether you select a shelter or not, you’ll still be making a massive difference!

Sounds great! But why won’t you share it with an Australian charity only?

We think animal charities in Australia are doing an amazing job but street dogs in developing countries are suffering badly. This is because the numbers of canines far outweigh those in Oz. Plus, international shelters are lacking in resources.

One last question. How should I store my Lily Blaze dog poop bags and how long are their shelf life?

You should store your Lily Blaze dog poop bags in a dark, dry place (we recommend a laundry cupboard). The shelf life of our dog poop rolls is 12 months (meaning your pooch will expect lots of walkies).

Shop our cleaner, greener dog poop bags and make the world a better place. Every time you buy a roll a stray dog wags its tail!