Biodegradable Poop Bags

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Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Poop Bags


The world sustainability has a couple of official dictionary definitions though the most prominent one is the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources so as to maintain natural and ecological balance within the area. There is an finite amount of natural resources on the planet and the growing concern among many is that humankind is consuming them at such a rate, there may not be enough such resources left within a few generations.

Also when referred to by definition, biodegradable describes a substance that can be broken down and decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. So, biodegradable poop bags refers to the bags themselves being able to be broken down and decomposed to the point where it doesn't really exist anymore. The reason why biodegradable is so popular in today's world is that it doesn't really leave any polluted mark even when dumped off to the side. Eventually, the bags themselves will be broken down to the point where there won't be any traces left of them to the naked eye. This means that they won't be left as trash somewhere. Rather, if they do become trash, they will eventually disappear and not affect nature, wildlife, and add to mankind's trash issue.

For dog owners, biodegradable poop bags are an ideal environmental solution when getting rid of their pet's discharge. Plastic variations of poop bags don't break down for nearly a millennium or a thousand years. The biodegradable ones tend to decompose in a matter of three to six months depending on the type. Some tend to release chemical elements into the air, but others are a combination of biodegradable and plastic and don't release much toxins if any. Given the growing waste of plastics around the world, the biodegradable option is generally considered much more eco-friendly. While some plastics can be recycled, thus helping the world with its sustainability issue, not all plastics can be recovered in this manner. In fact, biodegradable bags can be considered a clean energy source by the way it is used as it tends to return its contents back to nature when it decomposes.

However, perhaps the ultimate reason to go biodegradable plastic is because it doesn't tax some of the natural resources on the planet. These biodegradable poop bags don't employ such food sources. Instead of further limiting such resources in a world where scarcity is an increasing problem, especially on the continent of Africa, biodegradable bags are of separate chemically-made composition which eventually decomposes and returns to Earth on its own. These bags don't make it to a landfill, but rather to a compost factory. There, they get broken down until microbes finally eat away its remaining traces. The end is that, during the whole process, biodegradables don't tax the world's dwindling supply of natural resources in any way. They aren't made from such resources and then they don't get left in some landfill to rot.

Because of this thinking, biodegradable packages and even poop bags could become more popular in the future as more people on the planet are thinking "green." Biodegradable products can help the world maintain a more sustainable culture when marshalling its increasingly limited resources. In that sense, the two terms do go hand in hand.

About The Author
Marlon Kobacker is a Director at Sustainable Future Group, which is an Australian owned organization focused on reducing operational costs and environmental impacts by providing technical advice and funding options that remove the capital cost barrier to improved sustainability performance.

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