Compostable Dog Poo Bags



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A few weeks ago we were walking our dog Cruz along Takapuna Beach and came across a very industrious young man and his Dad raising awareness about compostable poo bags. 

We were very impressed with the information they were sharing, and noticed they also sold the bags – so we decided to put them on our site at only $4.00 a roll of 15 or $15.00 for 4 rolls.

Flynn’s home compostable cornstarch pet poo bags break down after approximately fourteen weeks in your compost!

If they do end up in the rubbish it will take considerably longer for any degrading to happen as the bags need microorganisms (faeces), heat, oxygen and moisture to react and totally decompose, this is not likely happen in landfill as everything is compacted. (we are still researching this as there’s conflicting evidence).

Composting is the best way to dispose of compostable bags.

This is not the case for biodegradable poo bags (which are not the same as compostable), they are made from forms of plastic that will “eventually” decompose which can take a hundred years and still micro-palstics are left behind, putting them in your home compost pile isn’t going to cut it for biodegradable bags.

When composting keep in mind pet waste should not be used in your vegetable garden as dog poo can contain pathogens/bacteria. Compost separately and use on non-edible gardens only. **Make a home pet poo composter, follow this link** Or you can purchase an Ensopet here. 

What are Flynns compostable poo bags made from:

Flynns compostable pet poo bags are made from Cornstarch, PLA and PBAT. The bio-degrade of these three materials will happen when the bags come into contact with microorganisms (poo), plus heat, moisture and oxygen. For more information on these products and the difference between compostable and biodegradable bags check out this article.

What happens during the composting process. 

 ·      After three week,20% start degrade

·      after 4 weeks, degrades into big pieces

·      after 5 weeks, degrades into 7cm*7cm pieces

·      after 6 weeks, degrades into  6cm*6cm pieces

·      after 9 weeks, degrades into 3cm*3cm pieces

·      After 10 weeks, degrades into 2cm*2 cm pieces

·      after 12 weeks, part degrades into carbon dioxide

·      after 14 weeks, more degrades into carbon dioxide, and disappeared 

Composting is the best way to dispose of compostable bags.