But the way in which we get rid of dog waste is less than ideal.
Let's do the math.
I use two bags per day, on average. If each bag takes 100 years or so to decompose, that’s a gigantic amount of plastic I could stuff into the landfill for later generations to marvel over.
They do provide an adequate barrier between the droppings and your hand, but they will break down naturally. You may be able to put them in with your compost for pickup. And even if you put them in the landfill, they will break down. Some people advocate flushing the bags themselves, but I have old pipes, so I won’t be trying this option.
So remember: Look for bags that break down the next time you're searching for poop solutions.
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