In the UK, it is against the law for your dog to defecate and not have you clean up after them. Most boroughs can impose a fine, up to £1000. Let’s face it, anyone who’s ever trod in poop know just how unpleasant it is, so it is up to us, the dog owners to ensure that we clean up after our pooches.
Another important and hot topic is the amount of plastics we use which end up dumped all over and taking hundreds of years to degrade. This is where biodegradable poo bags come in and you can help the environment by starting to use them.
There are many advantages to using these bags, and here are a few of them:
1. THEY HELP KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN
Biodegradable poo bags ensure that the environment is protected from the nitrogen content in your dog’s waste that in turn depletes oxygen in our water systems. By using dog poop bags, you are protecting the water supply, and therefore the entire ecosystem. Your dog’s waste also contains harmful bacteria that can cause serious sickness in people. Immediate and proper disposal using poop bags helps to prevent the transmission of disease. In addition, because these bags are biodegradable, you are not harming the landfill. Plain, plastic bags do not degrade for hundreds of years.
2. THEY ARE SIMPLE FOR PET OWNERS TO USE / CARRY
They’re easy to carry and support a large “load” so any dog can use them. If you have more than one pet or anticipate needing more than one bag for a single dog they come in a convenient roll with perforated edges, so they can be torn off the roll in a similar manner to trash bags. For pet owners with a large yard, these bags are perfect for cleaning up after your pets on your own property.