You probably don’t give a lot of thought to what you use to pick up your pet’s poop- but we do! Scoopy Doo’s of Longmont uses oxo-biodegradable bags for our pet waste service because the health of your pooch, family and also our environment are all important to us!
What happens to oxo-biodegradable plastic bags when thrown away?
Plastics are made of large polymer molecules formed by carbon and hydrogen. These molecules degrade, or break down, with oxygen. This process happens at a very slow rate for conventional plastics. When a prodegradant is added to oxo-biodegradable bags, this process is drastically accelerated. Depending on the environment, an oxo-biodegradable bag will disintegrate within a few weeks to 1-2 years, which is still hundreds of times faster than unaltered bags.
When an oxo-biodegradable bag breaks down into small enough fragments, it will then “biodegrade into carbon dioxide, water and biomass (cell structure of micro-organisms)” according to the results of laboratory simulated composts conducted by Environmental Products Inc. So instead of persisting in the environment for ages, an oxo-biodegradable bag that contains catalytic additives will return to the natural biocycle in a relatively short timeframe.
That was a lot of scientific jargon to basically say that your pup’s poop won’t be forever preserved in plastic! Not only keeping your backyard clean but also our shared environment matters to us at Scoopy Doo’s and that is why we use oxo-biodegradable bags for our pet waste service! If you would also like to have these environmentally-friendly pet waste bags on hand, we keep them in stock and sell them for just $15 for a 200 count roll.