Collection: Cornstarch Dog Poop Bags

Australia's Award Winning Cornstarch Dog Poo Bag

At Oh Crap, we're not just barking up the eco-friendly tree; we're revolutionising dog poop bags! Our award-winning cornstarch dog poop bags are the result of meticulous research and a deep commitment to the planet. We've sniffed out the perfect balance between durability and eco-friendliness, ensuring your dog's business doesn't become the Earth's burden. With our bags, you're not just picking up after your pooch; you're taking a stand for a greener tomorrow. So far, the #OhCrapFamily have saved Over 40 million (and counting) pet waste bags from landfill, and are changing the world one poop at a time. 🐾 ❤️

Picture of 3 rolls of Oh Crap's Non Plastic Compostable Dog Poop Bags

In our quest to create the ultimate dog poop bag, we dug deep into the world of materials. After years of tail-wagging research, we chose cornstarch for its remarkable eco-friendly properties. Our cornstarch dog poo bags are a testament to our commitment to the environment and our furry friends. They're not just bags; they're a symbol of our love for Mother Earth and all her creatures.

Our cornstarch bags are a leap ahead of traditional plastic bags. They're sturdy, leak-proof, and, most importantly, kind to the planet. We've ensured that each bag is a guardian of the environment, breaking down swiftly and safely in composting conditions. With Oh Crap's cornstarch bags, you're not just a pet owner saying no to plastic poo bags; you're a planet hero!

We're proud to say that our cornstarch dog bags have saved millions of plastic bags from polluting our beautiful planet. And we're not stopping there! We're constantly innovating to make our bags even better. So, when you choose Oh Crap, you're not just choosing a bag; you're choosing a brighter, cleaner future for all. And if you're not tail-waggingly satisfied, we've got your back with a refund or exchange. Join the #OhCrapFamily and make a difference, one poop at a time!

Are cornstarch dog poop bags biodegradable?

Yes, our cornstarch dog poop bags are not only biodegradable but also compostable. This means they break down into natural components within a few months under composting conditions. Unlike traditional plastic bags, which can take hundreds of years to decompose, our cornstarch poo bags return to the earth quickly and safely, leaving no harmful residues behind.

You may see some dog poo bags just advertised as biodegradable. But beware, bags that are not certified compostable, and are just biodegradable are most likely just plastic. These biodegradable bags may have some additives to make them break into microplastics quicker than regular plastic bags. However, they are still just plastic and contribute to the microplastic that ends up inside of us and all the wildlife around us. You can learn more about biodegradable vs compostable dog poo bags here.

How long does it take for cornstarch dog poop bags to dissolve & disappear?

In ideal composting conditions, our cornstarch dog poop bags typically dissolve within 3 to 6 months. This rapid decomposition is thanks to the natural properties of cornstarch, which is more amenable to breaking down than synthetic materials. This makes them a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags.

Are cornstarch bags really compostable?

Absolutely! Our cornstarch bags meet the stringent Australian standards for compostability, AS 4736 for Commercial Composting and AS 5810 for Home Composting. This means they have been rigorously tested and proven to break down effectively in composting environments, turning into nutrient-rich compost that benefits the soil.

How long do cornstarch bags take to decompose?

The decomposition time for our cornstarch bags can vary depending on the composting conditions. In a typical home composting setup, they can decompose in as little as three months. The process can be even quicker in commercial composting facilities with more controlled conditions.

Why are cornstarch poo bags better than plastic bags?

Cornstarch poo bags are a superior choice to plastic bags for several reasons. Firstly, they are compostable and biodegradable, meaning they break down naturally and don't contribute to landfill or ocean pollution. Secondly, they are made from renewable resources, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Lastly, they don't leave behind harmful microplastics, making them a safer choice for the environment and wildlife.

How do you know if your dog poop bags are compostable?

To ensure that your dog poop bags are genuinely compostable, look for the AS 4736 and AS 5810 certification logos. These logos indicate that the bags have been tested and meet the Australian standards for compostability. At Oh Crap, we ensure that all our cornstarch bags carry these certifications so that you can be confident in their eco-friendly credentials.

Composting Logos

Can I use these bags for larger dog breeds?

Yes, our cornstarch dog poop bags are designed to be strong and durable, making them suitable for all dog sizes, including larger breeds.

When Oh Crap started, we wanted to make the best dog poop bag in the world. So along with being eco-friendly, we made them 3x thicker than average poo bags so they are robust enough to handle more substantial waste without tearing or leaking. Plus, as they are thicker, you don't get 'that feeling' and smell on your hands when you pick up your furry friend's business, ensuring a clean and hygienic experience for all dog owners.

Are these bags easy to open?

We've designed our cornstarch bags to be user-friendly. They are easy to separate and open, even when you're on the move or juggling a leash and a playful pup.

We went through multiple techniques to perforate the lines between the bags so they separate easily whenever you need one.

Plus, spent two years researching how to make the perfect sticker that doesn't rip the first bag on every roll. We came up with the idea to create a perforated sticker so it divides when you apply just a bit of pressure on either side. So not only do your cornstarch dog poo bags stay intact, but you don't need to play fingernail fetch with the edge of the sticker each time you open a new roll.

Do these cornstarch poo bags have handles?

Yes, we offer cornstarch dog poop bags, both with and without handles, to cater to different preferences. Our handled poo bagsare especially convenient for tying up and carrying, making them a popular choice among our customers. Plus, they are the only handled dog poo bag in the country designed to fit guide dog toileting harnesses.

Can I use these bags for other pets?

Certainly! Our #OhCrapFamily are always sharing creative uses of their dog poo bags. Our cornstarch bags are versatile and can be used for a variety of pets, including cats, rabbits, and birds. They are also handy for small trash disposal needs, making them a versatile companion in eco-conscious households.

How should I store cornstarch bags?

To maintain the integrity and strength of our cornstarch bags, we recommend storing them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will ensure they remain in perfect condition until you're ready to use them.

Are the bags scented?

We choose to keep our cornstarch bags unscented to avoid any potential irritants or chemicals. This aligns with our commitment to natural, eco-friendly products that are safe for both pets and the environment.

Are these bags available in bulk?

Absolutely! We offer bulk poo bag purchasing options for our cornstarch dog poop bags, allowing you to stock up and save. This is cost-effective and reduces the frequency of deliveries, further minimising your carbon footprint.

Just keep in mind that cornstarch dog poo bags are compostable so they will break down over time. We suggest only buying what you will use in the next 12 months. They can last for longer in cool, dry conditions - but with the variation in our Aussie weather, 12 months is a good rule.

What makes Oh Crap's cornstarch bags different from others?

Oh Crap’s mission is to eradicate the 4% of landfill, which is dog poo wrapped in plastic bags. However, when it came to creating the bag, we set out to make the best dog poo bag in the world.

Yes, this meant the bags had to be made from eco-friendly materials that have passed strict government tests. But it also meant we decided to make our cornstarch poo bags 3x thicker than average bags, so you don’t get that waft on your hands every time you pick up your furry friend's business; plus, they had to be easy to separate and get the first bag from each roll and more.

We are obsessed with making the best & most eco-friendly poo bag possible, so if you ever have any ideas to improve the poo bag scooping experience, we are all ears.

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