Biodegradable Bags for Composting Dog Wastes

biobag.jpgI posted earlier on the possibilities for composting meat, cooked foods and pet wastes in your own backyard. However, things can get a little messy if you want to dispose of your dog’s wastes in a bardmatic digester composter (or green cone) as I suggested in that post. Enter the biodegradable and compostable poop and scoop bag. These bags can be dumped straight in the bardmatic where they will compost along with the poop. The bags must be marked specifically as “compostable” to be used in this way. Many products just marked as “biodegradable” are not suitable for composting because they break down into components that are not good for composters (such as smaller pieces of plastic).

Those compostable bags specifically aimed at the doggy market (such as the BioBag Dog ones pictured above) are also more convenient to use than plastic bags for scooping poop because they are smaller and thinner and therefore much more compact to carry (at least when they are empty).

These bags are available at many locations in Ottawa including The Wheat Berry health food store and Wag pet shop and café.

Wag, 1071 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, 613-730-4647

The Wheat Berry, 206 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6, 613- 235-7580

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