By finding a way to make environmentally friendly dog poop bags as cost-effective as traditional plastic counterparts, Foresight USA is helping pet owners, property managers, park service professionals, and HOA members join the fight against plastic pollution.
What types of dog waste bags do you offer?
Are eco-friendly dog waste bags as sturdy as traditional plastic ones?
Do you sell dispensers for the dog waste bags?
What’s difference between compostable, bio-based, and recycled dog waste bags?
Next, our biobased bags are made from renewable materials and are certified under the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) BioPreferred program to be 38% biobased. Products made from biobased materials typically consist of plant-based matter such as cornstarch or other fibers. Our biobased bags do contain some traditional petroleum-based plastic, so they’re not compostable. However, they’re a cost-effective, “hybrid” replacement for 100% virgin plastic bags.
Lastly, our compostable dog waste bags are made entirely from plant-based fibers, vegetable oils, and starch, and are certified under ASTM D6400 for commercial composting (in certain industrial facilities). It’s important to check what commercial facilities are available in your area to make sure that the dog waste bags can be properly disposed of.
Can I put the compostable bags in the backyard compost?
However, because the bags are being used for animal waste, they should not be put into community garden compost piles, home compost, or any compost intended for edible plants. Dog waste can contain dangerous pathogens and should never be used in backyard or urban gardens. Instead, the compostable dog waste bags must be placed into a separate, dog waste-only composting bin for proper, safe disposal (or sent to an industrial composting facility).