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What’s the difference between degradable, biodegradable and compostable?

It’s pretty commonly known that plastic bags are bad, but it’s a common misconception that degradable and biodegradable bags are a suitable alternative. In truth, they can be just as harmful to the environment as plastic bags as all they actually do is disintegrate into smaller and smaller pieces to become microplastic. Microplastics are easier for animals to unknowingly consume, and it’s much more difficult to remove lots of miniscule pieces of plastic from the environment than it is to remove a single bag. Degradable and biodegradable bags are NOT compostable. Compostable bags are made of vegetable matter such as potato or corn starch, and break down readily in a composting system through microbial activity to form compost.

How long does it take for your bags to decompose?

Our bags compost within 6 months, either in park bins or at home in compost bins.

What are your bags made of?

Our bags are made of PBA/PLA - corn starch. This is the most sustainable and eco-friendly material which compost within 6 months in park bins or at home in compost bins. Our bags are EN 13432 (reg. 7W0237) / 'OK Compost Home' TUV certified 100% compostable - our bags meet the high standards set by the EU.

Where are your bags made?

Where possible we look to the UK for our business supplies, however at this time it's not possible to source our poo bags locally. Our future goal is to work towards changing this, however we believe that influencing dog owners to shift to compostable is an important journey which we wanted to start quickly. As with all compostable poo bags currently, our bags are produced in Asia.