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Flush Puppies Flushable & Certified Compostable Doodie Bags for Dogs

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Description

Flush Puppies doodie bags are 100% Certified Compostable (by the Biodegradable Products Institute) and flushable. Yes, really… flushable. Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, “green” alternative to plastic – Flush Puppies are specifically made to dispose of doggie doodie down the toilet. (It’s science, people – not voodoo!) Unlike plastic bags or other “biodegradable” bags, Flush Puppies actually break down in water.

There’s no reason to add to the problem when you have the perfect “waste disposal” system right there in your bathroom. Bag the poop, toss it in the toilet, and flush. Your local waste water treatment facility will do the rest! Flush Puppies are clean and simple.

Key Benefits
  • Bags are flushable and will break down in water
  • Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, “green” alternative to plastic that is 100% BPI certified compostable
  • Fits most standard dispensers
  • Helps reduce plastic waste in landfills
  • Extra thick bags for added protection against messes
Precautions

Check locally, as many communities do not have industrial compost facilities that accept pet waste. Contact your local waste management department to inquire. Also, do not attempt to compost Flush Puppies at home. Home composts do not generate enough heat to kill dangerous pathogens found in pet waste. Do NOT tie or knot bag prior to flushing. HAZARDS TO HUMANS: Keep away from children.

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  • Item Number
    85321
  • Dimensions
    9 x 3 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight
    13.44 ounces
  • Material
    Recycled Materials
  • Potty Feature
    Unscented, Biodegradable
Instructions

Flush one bag at a time. Do NOT tie or knot bag prior to flushing.

FAQ

Are Flush Puppies safe for septic and sewer systems?

Yes! The bags are safe for sewer systems and generally safe for septic as well. With that said, every septic system is different, and every homeowner is different too. Some septic systems are not very good at breaking down organic matter. And some homeowners are not very good at maintaining their septic systems! What we advise customers is that if you are discouraged from flushing wet wipes in your septic system, then we recommend you not flush Flush Puppies! Also, if you don’t regularly maintain your septic system, you should avoid flushing Flush Puppies down the toilet as well.

What if I don’t want to flush them? Flush Puppies are compostable too?

Not everyone wants to flush their pet’s waste down the toilet. But, you can still avoid sending it to the landfill, where it may mummify for eternity. Flush Puppies are certified compostable for industrial compost facilities, where they will disintegrate and biodegrade swiftly without leaving any non-compostable residues. (Check locally, however, as appropriate compost facilities that accept pet waste do not exist in many communities. Also, Flush Puppies are not suitable or recommended for backyard composting!)If you simply want to throw away your pet’s waste in the trash, that’s OK too. Flush Puppies bags contain no polyethylene plastic. Just keep in mind that virtually nothing biodegrades in a landfill for a very long time – not even organic matter.

Why should I flush my dog’s poop down the toilet, or compost it in an industrial compost facility, when I could just leave it on the ground?

Because as a responsible dog owner, you’re No. 1 when it comes to disposing of Fido’s No. 2, and leaving pet waste on the ground creates serious health risks:Dog poop ain’t fertilizer. In fact, it’s classified as a type of pollution, and it can infect surface water and groundwater.Doodie contains parasites including hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, which pose a health risk, especially to kiddos – and the eggs from those parasites can live in the ground for years.Because of these risks, cities across the country, including New York City and San Francisco, have already enacted pooper-scooper fines. Don’t end up in the doghouse when you travel or when your city enacts the same laws.

C’mon, do these bags seriously break down in water?

Yes, they break down in water. But that doesn’t mean they’re crappy construction.Flush Puppies are made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) film (an alternative-to-regular-plastic material that dissolves in water).The key is creating the bags with a “solubility point” at which they are strong enough to hold Fido’s semi-moist poop, but soluble enough, quickly enough, that you can actually see the breakdown process start to happen when you toss the bag in the toilet. That’s where we came in.Water from the toilet goes through a sewage treatment plant specifically designed to remove harmful toxins and bacteria from fecal matter.In short, the bags won’t break down on your walk home from the park, but they will start to break down after being submerged in your toilet water.

How bad can it be to just throw dog poop in the trash?

Allow us to give you a few facts and figures about the impact of animal doodie in American landfills:There are an estimated 44.8 million dogs in the U.S.In a city of 100,000 people, or 43 square miles, dogs can generate about 2.5 tons of feces a day. That’s almost 2 million pounds a year.Most of that doodie ends up in regular plastic bags, which can take up to 1,000 years or more (if ever!) to decompose in a landfill. Enough said?

What if my house has old plumbing?

Some Flush Puppies’ users with “low-flow” toilets or really old plumbing have told us it can take more than one flush to get everything down. If that’s the case, let the Flush Puppies bag sit in the water for 10 minutes before attempting to flush again. If flushing simply isn’t an option for you, you can still put Flush Puppies in the trash or in an industrial compost facility that accepts pet waste; remember, Flush Puppies bags are certified compostable (for industrial composting only) and contain no polyethylene plastic!

How big are the bags?

The bags are 8?x10?, which generally can accommodate a dog up to 75 lbs, depending on what you feed your dog!

Are the bags safe to use in the rain?

Yes! The bags are made 2x as thick as normal plastic bags for that exact reason. If there’s some light rain or moisture on the ground, it should not compromise the bag. Plus, the major decomposition of the bags happens after flushing – with increased water stress, temperature, and microbial content.The truth is, if it’s raining hard enough for the bag to really start breaking down, you’re probably not walking your dog without an umbrella in the first place.

Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 82 Reviews 82 Reviews 4 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware Plumbing Issues

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    We have used these exclusively for around a year and a half. We just had a plumbing team pulling these out of our line completely intact, and they will have to dig up our line to unclog it. $3500 repair at least.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    not for big poops

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    It drives me crazy that we walk around picking up a compostable item & tie it off in plastic before shipping it to a landfill, so I thought these would be great! Turns out they smell a little funky - but whatever, I'm doing a small thing to save the planet. If they get too hot, they will start to stick to each other which means if you live in Texas in the summer, you've got to keep a close eye on where they are. It could have all been okay though until I tried to pick up my 65# dog's poops which frankly are just too large for the bags. Often I'd end up rebagging it so that I could tie it off without getting poop on my hand and that felt fairly counterproductive. It was worth a shot though! So It drives me crazy that we walk around picking up a compostable item & tie it off in plastic before shipping it to a landfill, so I thought these would be great! Turns out they smell a little funky - but whatever, I'm doing a small thing to save the planet. If they get too hot, they will start to stick to each other which means if you live in Texas in the summer, you've got to keep a close eye on where they are. It could have all been okay though until I tried to pick up my 65# dog's poops which frankly are just too large for the bags. Often I'd end up rebagging it so that I could tie it off without getting poop on my hand and that felt fairly counterproductive. It was worth a shot though! So if you have a small dog, then these are probably great. They just didn't work for us. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Never want to use anything else

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    In my research, this is the most eco-friendly dog poop option out there. Anything biodegradable ends up never degrading in a landfill (they mummify due to lack of CO2 in the decomposition process) and can truly only degrade is you bury them! Wild. Don't be fooled by green or brown colored bags--that's feeding into your eco-friendly ethos. These do flush, however, my apartment has a weak toilet so I can't flush them. The toilet at my job is made for high traffic and has no problem with these. So, while I can't use them to their full extent at the moment, I'd rather not stimulate the need for more single-use plastic. These are the easiest bags I've EVER had to open (I can be posted up trying to In my research, this is the most eco-friendly dog poop option out there. Anything biodegradable ends up never degrading in a landfill (they mummify due to lack of CO2 in the decomposition process) and can truly only degrade is you bury them! Wild. Don't be fooled by green or brown colored bags--that's feeding into your eco-friendly ethos. These do flush, however, my apartment has a weak toilet so I can't flush them. The toilet at my job is made for high traffic and has no problem with these. So, while I can't use them to their full extent at the moment, I'd rather not stimulate the need for more single-use plastic. These are the easiest bags I've EVER had to open (I can be posted up trying to open plastic bags for AGES--Mila gets bored and lies down waiting for me). The only downside is that due to the alcohol composition, these smell awful and once poop is in the bag, the moisture starts activating the breakdown process. Not enough to make a hole in the bag by any means, but....you can feel wet poop through the bag and that's not cute. Nor does it smell cute. That's only not a complete deterrent though. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Best option for now

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    These are both strangely thick and tear easily. They are difficult to get off the roll, but suddenly a seam will be open. I've ended up with poop on my hands and sprayed ALL OVER myself during a run more times than I would like to admit. They can feel slimy but don't necessarily disintegrate when my hands are sweaty from a run or in the rain. I can vouch that they DO break down when left in water though. I have very mixed feelings about them, but I will continue to buy them. Honestly, I can wash my hands (and leash, clothes, etc), but I can't get plastic to breakdown in landfills any more quickly. Until there is a better solution, I think this is the best I've got.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    i like them but i dont

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    I ordered these and I was very turned off by the texture of them. If you have every made glue in art class & got to the part where the glue was half forming yet still goopy, that's kind of what these bags feel like. I do have to let it sit in my toilet for at least ten minutes before I can flush them. Sometimes they still do clog my toilet & I have to get out the plunger, but over all they are ok. I'm indifferent about them. Give em a try!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Been using these for over six months

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    My dog is a medium to large girl. She and I moved to a condo and I am a responsible dog owner, so I scoop. These bags, unknotted can be flushed safley. I have had no problems with them and prefer being able to flush her stuff

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    dog mom of two

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    These really helped! We have a small home and having to throw the poop in the garage for garbage day was actually smelling up the garage and even our home. We have one of those large bins with the attached flip up lids but the smell was just too much. Using these flush puppies bags have been great for eliminating the odor of poo. We have a 24 lbs. Basenji mix and now a new 12 lbs. terrier mix. I can typically pick up both poos in one bag. However, two of the poos in one bag of my basenji and the toilet I have doesn’t appreciate it. The bags do have a weird texture to them but it is kind of that of a surgical glove. They have an odd manufacturing, odor to them but it isn’t anything like dog poo These really helped! We have a small home and having to throw the poop in the garage for garbage day was actually smelling up the garage and even our home. We have one of those large bins with the attached flip up lids but the smell was just too much. Using these flush puppies bags have been great for eliminating the odor of poo. We have a 24 lbs. Basenji mix and now a new 12 lbs. terrier mix. I can typically pick up both poos in one bag. However, two of the poos in one bag of my basenji and the toilet I have doesn’t appreciate it. The bags do have a weird texture to them but it is kind of that of a surgical glove. They have an odd manufacturing, odor to them but it isn’t anything like dog poo! Washing hands after use is recommended! (Though I’m not sure why anyone wouldn’t wash their hands when near poo anyway... I use a canvas poo bag holder and it they unroll well in there. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these bags

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    I love not having to store Poop anywhere in or around my house. No odor just flush and done!!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    bad doggie bags

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    Don't like these bags, weird smell and feel rubbery, a bit difficult to pull out, tear, and open up. Not for large dogs either. I will not buy them again.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Full of poop! Not in a good way.

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    I read reviews. If the bags worked for what they say it would be worth the money. But I flushed one bag just to see if it dissolved, it didnt but toilet paper was in the water too and also did not dissolve and toilet paper is flushable so it didn't bother me too bad what bothered me is when I picked up the poop in the bag then flushed it and nearly clogged my toilet! The water filled to top of bowl I had to wait and flush again holding the handle down to get it to flush down. I will go back to flushing Only poop and throwing bag in trash.

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