6 Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic Bags for Dog Poop

6 Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic Bags for Dog Poop

Did you know that feeding your paw friends is equivalent to 13.6 million cars on the road?

Did you also know plastic decomposition takes between 20 and 500 years?

If you’re thinking of getting rid of the plastic dog poop bags in your hands, now is a perfect time!

There are great deals of creative, sustainable, eco-friendly solutions to help you reduce plastic pollution while taking care of your paw friends. Here are 6 eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags for dog poop:

Biodegradable bags for dogs

Biodegradable dog poop bags are a great eco-friendly way to replace plastic bags for disposing of your paw friend’s waste, and they’re getting more common on the pet market now.

Shiba Inu and Asahi Paws Dog Poop Bags

As they aren’t too pricy, biodegradable bags with greener D2W break down much faster than regular plastic and can be composted after use. These versatile bags come in various colours, sizes and with extra thicknesses and strength to fit all your needs. They can contain wet or dry poops, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Besides that, many companies now make biodegradable bags made from materials like cornstarch, which can break down naturally over time.

Therefore, the eco-friendly nature of biodegradable dog poop bags ensures that your paw friend’s waste won’t end up in the environment for hundreds of years.

Compostable dog poop bags

Even more sustainable than biodegradable bags, compostable dog poop bags can break down and decompose completely.

On top of that, compostable dog poop bags are designed to break down naturally and contribute to the creation of nutrient-rich soil. These bags are made from 100% plant-based materials, such as vegetable oils and other biopolymers.

They are also very thick and strong, which is a great way to contain dry or wet dog poops and block odours.

Using compostable dog poop bags is worth it if you consider the long-term benefits they bring to our planet. Plus, many brands offer refills and bulk sizes to help save money, making eco-friendly poop bags more accessible for you and your paw friends.

Isn’t it exciting to know that dog poop with a compostable bag can be disposed of in a compost bin along with your other food scraps and yard waste?

Paper dog poop bags

As paper is 100% biodegradable, using newspapers or even paper grocery bags can be an alternative to collecting your paw friend’s waste.

Besides that, there’re a few pet supply companies that have already started prompting paper dog poop bags. The largest one is called Pooch Paper.

Despite the fact that it can be hard to pick up your pup’s wet waste sometimes and the idea is kind of new, you can definitely give it a try.

Use dog poop scoopers

It may sound hilarious, but using a dog poop scooper is a great way to pick up dog waste.

As they are made from durable materials such as metal or plastic, you can reuse them many times.

For example, Popp-N-Scoop is just like a trash picker that you can collect your paw friend’s waste and put it in a compostable dog poop bag if you would prefer more eco-friendly. There’s also HandiScoop for the same use.

One of the pros of using dog poop scoopers is that you can simply use them without going down to pick up your pup’s waste, so it’s pretty convenient. However, the biggest con is that you will have to carry it with you, which can be heavy sometimes.

Flush the waste

This is an alternative just like how you finish your business; you can pick up your paw friend’s waste, dump it in the toilet, and then flush it. Simple as that!

On the pet care market, flushable dog waste dispensers allow you to collect, carry, and dispose of dog waste directly into your toilet. They are made of biodegradable material, which will quickly dissolve in water, enabling you to get rid of the waste responsibly with minimal effort while making your home more eco-centric.

Leave it

As it says, you can simply just leave dog waste on the ground, either in your backyard or if you walk your dog in the woods.
Is there anything better than natural fertilizer, like your pup’s waste?

For example, when you’re walking with your pups in the woods, leaving it out there will make the poop decompose naturally and won’t harm the environment.

However, please be noted that leaving dog waste isn’t recommended in areas where there are a lot of people or other pets.


Overall, there are many alternatives to plastic dog poop bags that are more eco-friendly.

Asahi Paws dog poop bags

To reduce environmental impact while keeping your paws friends comfortable and your community clean and safe, we’ve discussed these options:

  • Use biodegradable dog poop bags
  • Consider compostable bags for dog poop
  • Paper dog poop bags
  • Use dog poop scoopers
  • Flush the waste
  • Leave the poop as a natural fertilizer

The first two options are getting quite common since you may still not be used to the rest of the ideas.

Asahi Paws provide the extra thickness and strength and 100% leak protection you might be looking for. Besides that, they come with an easy-lift sticker, are easy to tear and open, and are compatible with any standard dispenser.

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