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Dog Waste BagsGuide Started By b.n. on March 2014 Last Updated on May 2015 | 8 Contributions | Comments
Bags are used by pet owners, especially owners of dogs, to pick up waste. Typical use has the owner place the bag over their hand, pick up the waste, turn the bag inside out, and tie it.
Bags differ in:
- Strength and quality.
- Ecological criteria such as biodegradability.
- Demensions and ease of tying.
- Dispenser shape and function.
Biodegrading/Composting Dog Waste
Dog waste is a dangerous item to add to a typical home compost bin (ref). However, it's generally find in munipal compost bins, with some restrictions. There are two main types of degradability, along with a host of compliations:
- Oxo-biodgradable: this is a plastic which breaks into small parts in sunlight.
However there are disagreements as to the definition of each term, and the benefit or harm of each type of plastic to the environment and/or the food security of the planet. In January 2011 the ASTM, a major standards organization, withdrew their standard 6002, which had attempted to define the term compostable.
What does "Curb your dog" mean?
According to author Robert Haussmann and Nylund at http://dogboynyc.com/behavior-and-training/curb-your-dog/ , a French word "Courbet" was the origin of the term "curb your dog". These days it is generally understood as a request to pick up your dog's waste and/or a request to have the dog positioned in the street, so no smear is left in an area frequented by pedestrians.