What’s the difference between degradable bags and biodegradable bags?

Degradable bags are commonly mistaken for biodegradable bags. A degradable bag is a petroleum-based plastic bag that can take up to 1000 years to breakdown, all the while building up within the food chain having potentially devastating effects on the animals that consume them.

Biodegradable bags are basically degradable bags with an EPI additive to speed up the breakdown process. It is not clear how long biodegradable bags with this additive take to breakdown and the Science behind it is not widely supported. Adios Plastic’s bags are 100% biodegradable and compostable – meaning that they can safely breakdown back into the Earth within 90 days when composted.

What’s the difference between oxo-biodegradable bags and compostable bags?

The difference between oxo-biodegradable and compostable is really important. While compostable bags decompose completely leaving behind no harmful chemicals; oxo-biodegradable bags leave behind micro-plastic particles as they decompose. These particles can be problematic as they are often made from petroleum products. Aidos Plastic’s bags are not oxo-biodegradable. They are 100% compostable to the EU standard of EN13432.

How long does it take for your bags to decompose?

Adios bags will decompose into water, carbon dioxide and biomass in approximately 90 days – when placed into a composting environment or compost system. No harmful chemicals are released into the environment during this process.

Our poo bags are certified HOME compostable and Industrially compostable.

How strong are the bags?

Our poo bags are extra strong… to prove this, we tested the bags with a house brick!

At 3.5KG in weight, the bag performed extremely well under this weight.

What are they made of?

Our bags are made 100% from plants,40% Corn-starch, 50% PBAT (a biodegradable random copolymer) and 9.99% edible plant glycerine. All of which are completely compostable and biodegradable materials and certified to EN13432 and TUV standards for composting.

How thick are the bags?

The bags are 20 microns thick, to give you an idea, most bags on the market are 15 – 18 microns thick. We provide the thickest bags on the market to stop any nasty accidents!

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Are your bags flushable?

No, the bags are not flushable, they will clog the plumbing, do not flush the used bags.

Can your bags be disposed in regular garbage?

Yes, you can dispose of them in the regular garbage. However, it’s always better to use a disposal method that will not go to landfill.

There are various options for disposal that you can do yourself with compostable bags. The most popular is to compost them at home yourself (separate to food waste) you cannot use the compost for edible plants as the poop may still have pathogens present. We have a whole article coming soon on composting at home.

Another popular method is to use a dog poo wormery, you can find these easily online with a quick google search of “dog poo wormeries” and they come with full instructions on how the process works.

If you not able to do any of the above, then a doggy poo bin or black bag would be fine. We find that with most doggy poo bins, the waste gets incinerated and compostable bags do not release the same toxins as what burning plastic does, do there is a benefit there.

Landfill sites will slow the process of decomposition so it’s much better for the environment to avoid placing compostable waste in landfill.

If you would like any further advise or tips on composting dog poo at home or general disposal please get in touch with us

How do I dispose of your bags?

The best way to do this is through a home composter. However, you cannot use this compost for any edible plants. You can also speak to your local council about what industrial composters are in the area and if they accept dog waste.

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My Subscriptions

Can I pause my subscription?

Yes, you can pause your subscription at anytime. To do this, just visit the My Accoiunt area, and view your active subscriptions.

I need to change my subscription plan or frequency.

You are free to change your plan at anytime via the My Account area. You can change products, add or remove products & change frequency.

I have enough or too many bags right now.

If you find yourself having too many bags, you can always pause your subscription or change your freqency plan. Your plan is completely flexible to you. If you find you have too many bags, you can reduce the frequency of your plan. If you find yourself running out of bags too often, you can increase your plan frequency.

Can i add or remove products from my subscription? 

Yes. You can add more products to the same subscription plan at anytime, or remove products aswell. For example if you have a subscription for compostable dog poo bags & you want to add on compostable wipes, you can add those onto the same plan and get them in the same delivery. In the same way, you can remove products from your plan without affecting the rest of the subscription.

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