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Aside from spending quality time with your pooch and ensuring it’s properly fed and have a comfortable place to play and sleep, taking care of their poop is also a responsibility every dog owner owns to their pooch and humanity.
According to a study recently published in nature, it was estimated that by 2030, the earth will be generating over 5 billion tons of poop yearly. Hong Kong today, has over 221,100 licensed pet dogs all of which excrete an average of five times daily.
With so much dog business going on, it’s possible that humans can be exposed to pathogens and diseases such as Corona, Salmonellosis, Roundworms, Hookworms, Parvo, and Giardiasis, etc., from poorly managed dog droppings on the lawn or transmitted via community local waterways.
In fact, in many towns and cities, it is now mandatory by law, to clean up after your pet with a fine of HK$ 5,000 for an owner who does not clean up the poop deposited by their dogs in public places. The EPD (Environmental protection department) of Hong Kong recommends using a bag to avoid getting pathogens from the waste on your hands.
This poses a major and visible environmental problem in Hong Kong because it’s not new news that plastic bags are a major source of waste that inflames the earth’s tremendous plastic trash. In other to curb this harmful effect on the environment, biodegradable dog poop bags were produced and have rapidly become part of the essential kits for pet owners, municipalities, and property owners alike.
WHAT ARE BIODEGRADABLE DOG POOP BAGS?
Biodegradable dog poop bags are specially produced dog poop bags made of materials that will decompose naturally when introduced in the environment. This outcome is made possible due to the microorganism in the soil which can break down the components that make up the biodegradable bag. Thus, resulting in an eco-friendly way of disposing dog poops compared to the traditional plastics bags that we throw away each day.
ADVANTAGES OF BIODEGRADABLE DOG POOP BAGS
They Can Reduce the Levels of Greenhouse Gas Emission
Unlike traditional plastic dog poop bags that absorb net heat energies emitted from the earth and redirect it back to the earth’s surface during decomposition, biodegradable dog poop bags do not absorb infrared radiation does reduce the level of greenhouse gas emission from the earth.
It Decomposes Quickly Given Certain Condition
Biodegradable dog poop bags are highly compostable which means that they are manufactured to degrade naturally and blend into the soil without causing harm to the environment and atmosphere. While some degradable dog poop bags can decompose in months others may take up to 2 years.
They help keep our environment clean
Aside from protecting our eco-system from nitrogen content found in dog poop, the use of biodegradable plastic bags to scoop the dumplings from your pooch helps to keep our surroundings clean and free from diseases.
It reduces the level of carbon dioxide
Biodegradable dog poop bags are made from natural products such as corn and flour and do not release carbon dioxide upon decomposition, unlike traditional polymers which are made from petroleum materials.
With so many plastic bags in the market claiming to be degradable, buying the best biodegradable dog poop bags can be difficult and stressful. According to the EPD, a plastic bag is considered compostable if it has an ASTM D6400 certification. So, when you go for your next shopping for biodegradable bags, you should watch out for products with such feature on the label.
Luckily, at DONGGUAN YIWEI PLASTICS COMPANY LTD, we produce 100% Biodegradable material. All our products are SGS, FDA, BPI, TUV certified and our biodegradable dog poop bags meet the EPD’s ASTM D6400 and EN13432 requirements.