The differences between biodegradable and compostable poop bags

Apr 27, 2022

Biodegradable poop bags are often still made from petroleum-based plastics which can leach harmful chemicals into the environment. 3poo1 compostable poop bags avoid this risk entirely, as they're 100% made from bioplastics and require zero petroleum to manufacture.

trash can full of plastic dog poop bags

Compostable poop bags are the way to go. But be aware, biodegradable poop bags are not necessarily the same as compostable poop bags. Biodegradable poop bags are often made from biodegradable plastics, which are still petroleum-based and leach out toxins into the environment as they degrade. Most compostable poop bags are made from bioplastics which are 100% plant-based and don’t release any toxins as they decompose.

A lot of people aren’t comfortable with the idea of composting their dog poop, but it turns out that as long as the composting reaches a high enough temperature, it is safe to throw your compostable poop bag into the compost. This type of compost should never be used on anything edible (vegetables, etc.), but it’s great for flowers and other nonedible plants in the garden or yard. Check out our partners at beyondGREEN and their automatic composters for more information about composting your dog poop.

3poo1 dog poop bags are made from 100% certified compostable, plant-based materials. Our dog poop bags can be disposed of in your backyard composting, municipal compost container, or industrial composting facility. Please check with your local composting facility on whether or not they accept dog waste for composting.