No the poo without bag because the bag is plastic. Only in the wild not pavement. Any plastic including biodegradable ones stick around in the environment for a very long time. Despite dog poo being disgusting and potentially harmful it's still going to degrade decades before plastic will. Get it out of the way it'll do less harm than plastics.
In case anyone is still confused about what I'm saying. I do n not say bag it then throw that away
It will do less harm to whom? No, if you're on a public right of way, town, park, or in the country, bag it up and bin it or take it home and bin it. I am tired of walking on country paths and seeing dog mess left around just because the owners think it's OK to leave it in the 'country'.
Canal tow paths are a good example - I fear getting out of the canoe a lot of the time; it's often impossible to find a grass bank that's clean. I've also seen dog owners 'flick' it into the water
Limit the use of BDPs in the open environment to specific applications
for which reduction, reuse, and recycling are not feasible
1.1 Prioritize reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics before considering
1.2 Limit use of BDP in the open environment to specific applications where
collection from the open environment is not feasible
1.3 Do not consider BDPs as solution for inappropriate waste management or
It wasn't today but very recently, it's a contribution to habitat and insect life as we also planted a couple of...Err, can't remember the names - Bushes, that are good for attracting bees etc.
I think you missed the point, right now plastic is simply plastic. This biodegradable phrase means very little in real terms. It is not a better option than picking up poop with non-biodegradable plastic bags. It goes into the same waste stream, assuming you throw it away responsibly and it gets dealt with as you'd hope for. This means it is highly unlikely to be dealt with in a way that the biodegradability will happen as promoted quick enough not to accumulate in a similar way not normal plastic.Well, reality is we need to pick up poops, unless societally we decide to eliminate dogs or decide to eliminate the need pick up after them...
So given that the production of the bags in general isn't going to be good either way, I'm sure the reduced impact of plastic nasties by going compostable is better than not...imo anyway.
Not quite, while almost all nondegradable is made from oil, the degradable ones are mostly not; on one level that is a significant difference. There are various grades of biodegradable polymers, some have just certain bonding sites that can be cut, some are can practically totally used by organisms.right now plastic is simply plastic
Where do I say that? Microplastics in oceans are produced by mechanical action and UV degradation (the part that is not from washing machines, quite small that one). "Microplastics" produced by selective bond breaking is molecular size, too small for any microscope.So you're suggesting that the microplastics from typical waste ingested by fish etc are the same as the microplastics that are broken down by biodegradable or compostable dog waste bags?
My comment wasn't to you :/Where do I say that? Microplastics in oceans are produced by mechanical action and UV degradation (the part that is not from washing machines, quite small that one). "Microplastics" produced by selective bond breaking is molecular size, too small for any microscope.
But still they are not all the same and as I understand it polymerized starch would be totally usable by organisms, no "micro" anything. It's just price and price ...