The Original Poop Bags®
🐕 Introducing The Original Poop Bags®!
💚 Founded in Chicago in 2003 by owner Mr. PoopBags™ (and with the help of their trusty assistant Labrador, Miss Cinnamon May), The Original Poop Bags® are on a mission to remove the amount of single-use plastic associated with pet care.
🤔 Is it more eco-friendly to leave poop on the ground and *not* pick it up in forests and low-traffic areas? No! And here’s why:
🌊 It’s estimated that 4 million tons of dog waste are left behind annually.
🌊 20% to 30% of all pollutants in waterways are attributed to dog waste (originating from rainwater run-off).
🌊 Overall, it’s believed dog waste is third or fourth on the list of contributors to bacteria in contaminated waters (this is heightened by dog waste being left near beaches, rivers and lakes).
The ramifications of plastic regularly used in the production of dog waste bags is scary:
❌ Over ONE BILLION plastic bags are produced per annum in the US. Each bag has an average use of 12 minutes.
❌ Bags take around 400+ years to degrade.
❌ They’re made using petroleum.
❌ Plastics are the least-recycled material. Over 32 tons are produced in the US every year, but only 3.8 million tons are recycled.
But fear not! There is a better option: The Original Poop Bags®!
“The entire world is now realizing that plastic dog poop bags are simply bad for our Earth. It takes oil to make them, they sit around for over 100 years, they harm fish and wildlife, they plug drainage sewers in cities, and the list goes on.” – Mr. PoopBags™
The Original Poop Bags® have three different kinds of dog waste bags:
🌎 1. Plants: Made from plants, starch and renewable sources. They are certified compostable and are okay for green bins in California and Canada.
🌎 2. USDA Certified Biobased: Made with 38% plant material = helps reduce environmental impact.
🌎 3. Recycled: The recycled poop bags use up to 30% recycled materials in production.
✔️ The Original Poop Bags® have met a heady list of environmental standards head-on; they are the first dog waste bag manufacturer to earn the USDA Certified Biobased Label. The USDA just honored The Original Poop Bags® as a Pioneer of the USDA BioPreferred Program!
🐒 This company has animals and the environment in mind every step of the way. Visit their website at the link above (click the YOU BUY; WE DONATE® button) to read the phenomenal list of animal charities they support through sales (including a current partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute).
💚 We’re thrilled to have The Original Poop Bags® as part of our business members community and we look forward to working with them in collective climate action moving forward.