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At DogTime, we are passionate about saving puppies and the environment. Who said they can’t go together?

There are many environmentally friendly parenting habits that can reduce waste. One such easily adoptable habit is switching from plastic dog poop bags to biodegradable ones.

Here’s what you need to know about these organic bags and how they can help your pooch go green!

Why switch to biodegradable poo bags?

Dispenser of compostable dog poo bags in woman's hand on white background.  Ecological solution for pet owners

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As a dog parent, you’re probably aware of just how much poop a single puppy can produce. We have to clean up after our puppies, but plastic poop bags produce unnecessary waste.

Using biodegradable poop bags is an easy way to reduce your pup’s plastic waste. There are many brands to choose from, making it easy to switch from plastic poop bags.

Besides switching to biodegradable trash bags, there are a few other approaches you can take to make cleaning up your pup’s poop more environmentally friendly.

One such approach is to use a reusable poop bag. It requires a lot of dedication and cleanup, which can be time-consuming and, let’s face it, a little gross.

Composting is another approach. Composting dog poo isn’t unheard of, but it’s a lot more complicated than using bags to pick up poop. Because dog feces pose a biohazard, composting requires research and knowledge.

But some people definitely make dog poo compost. Check out our story about a New York dog park that started composting here!

What type of biodegradable poop bags should you use?

June 24, 2012. Earth Rated Poop Bags GÇô they make biodegradable and compostable bags for picking up poop.  Marketing manager Divyan Selvadurai and his dog Pepe at a pet store that sells the company's poop bags.  Photo by Keith Beaty.

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There are many retailers, both online and in physical stores, that sell biodegradable poop bags. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our list of our favorite biodegradable poo bags here.

Switching from plastic poop bags to one of these biodegradable bags is a big step towards being more environmentally friendly. You might also want to check out our favorite poop bag dispensers.

If you’re interested in continuing your journey as an eco-friendly pet parent, check out our list of reusable dog water bottles here.

Have you switched from plastic to biodegradable poop bags? Do you have any other eco-friendly ways to get rid of dog poo? Let us know in the comments below!