Poop Bag FAQ
Are your products Cruelty-Free?
At Earth Rated®, we do not test any of our products on animals. As a team of pet owners and animal lovers, there is no need for animal testing to make our products, nor would we support this type of production model.
Are your bags biodegradable?
We strive to ensure we continue to make a fun and affordable alternative to the traditional plastic grocery bag.
Our green-coloured bags contain an EPI additive which helps them to break down, unlike traditional plastic bags. A similar technology is used in most dog waste bags labelled as “biodegradable” however, due to the updated U.S. Federal Trade Commission regulations, as applied to our industry regarding biodegradable labelling standards, we are unaware of any bag manufacturer that meets the requirements for biodegradable dog waste bags that ensure degradation in a landfill environment within the one year time frame required by the FTC.
What is your box packaging made from?
All of our packaging for our bag line is made from recycled materials, and we use recycled paper cores for the rolls instead of plastic ones. In addition, our packaging and cores can be recycled after use.
How thick are your bags?
Dark Green-coloured bags or bags with handles: 15 microns thick
Certified Compostable bags: 18 microns thick
How should I dispose of my bag?
All bags containing poop should be disposed of in rubbish bins, not flushed or left on the ground. Contrary to popular belief, a good rainfall doesn’t make dog poop just disappear. It’s washed into storm drains with the rest of the rainwater, which unlike water in the sewer system, isn’t treated before being released into our lakes, streams and rivers.
Do you offer any larger bags for bigger messes?
While our standard bags are extra-long and extra-strong, we recognise that some dogs don’t give us a choice in requiring an even larger format! Our handle bags also open extra wide to clean up bigger messes, and they can readily accommodate kitty litter and litter scoops. In addition, the ease of tying and untying these bags makes them ideal for multi-dog households with multiple poops!
Help! I am having trouble opening the bags.
Dry fingertips can sometimes make it harder to pull the bag open. If you are having trouble opening them, we suggest pinching the top of the bag to separate the sides or even slightly moistening your fingertips.
How should I store my poop bags?
- Store in bags in a cooler, darker area of the home to avoid direct sunlight and humid places.
- Do not keep bags for more than 1-2 years from the time of purchase.
- If purchasing many boxes at one time, please ensure to use the oldest boxes first.
How do you get your lavender poop bags to smell like flowers?
62% of our lavender scent is naturally sourced from essential oils derived from fruits, plants and spices and the remaining 38% is a binding agent. The lavender scent accounts for 1% of the total make-up of our bags, just enough to mask the stench of poop but not be overwhelming!