Flush Puppies Wallet Style Flushable & Certified Compostable Doodie Bags for Dogs, 60 count

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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. 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
  • Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, green alternative to plastic.
  • Flush Puppies are specifically made to be flushed down the toilet.
  • Convenient, resealable wallet-style on the go packs.
  • Bags are individually folded with no perforations to tear!.
  • Each unit comes with 3 wallet-style packs of 20 bags each (60 bags total).
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
    85318
  • Dimensions
    6.5 x 5 x 1.75 inches
  • Weight
    8.8 ounces
  • Material
    Recycled Materials
  • Potty Feature
    Unscented, Biodegradable
Instructions

Bag the poop, toss it in the toilet, and flush. 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.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed review

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    These are nice bags and I like the packaging. I was so excited at the prospect of flushing my dogs poo along with the bag, sounded so easy! And far better then collecting bags in a garbage can that would smell so nasty especially in the heat. I did exactly what was recommended and did not tie the bag before flushing. Left it open and threw it in the toilet as it was flushing. I thought this was the best thing ever until I later went to the bathroom to find the toilet with all the poo and mess had over flowed and flooded the bathroom floor! Leaving a major mess to clean up. Darn it! Wanted to love these! I actually still like the bags themselves and will continue to use, for the price and quality These are nice bags and I like the packaging. I was so excited at the prospect of flushing my dogs poo along with the bag, sounded so easy! And far better then collecting bags in a garbage can that would smell so nasty especially in the heat. I did exactly what was recommended and did not tie the bag before flushing. Left it open and threw it in the toilet as it was flushing. I thought this was the best thing ever until I later went to the bathroom to find the toilet with all the poo and mess had over flowed and flooded the bathroom floor! Leaving a major mess to clean up. Darn it! Wanted to love these! I actually still like the bags themselves and will continue to use, for the price and quality. Just gotta empty contents in toilet and throw out the bag. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time

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    As a civil engineer I designed and built many sanitary sewer systems and have seen every possible way a sewer can clog. As an environmentalist and dog lover I have used every kind of poop bag on the market. After receiving my first Flush Puppies bags, I performed an experiment: I cut a piece off the top and immersed it in cold tap water. After 5 minutes the seams came apart, but after 2 hours the bag material was still strong and flexible. These bags may indeed compost after some days, but I would not flush them down a toilet. The idea is a good one, and I'm sure someone will eventually formulate a good material for this purpose, but Flush Puppies ain't there yet.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not flushable

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    The bags did not flush or dissolve no matter how long I let them sit. They clogged my toilet.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Yukky bags

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    Very difficult to open. Very small. Sticky. Will not buy again. In fact I plan to donate to the animal shelter.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Feeling Flush today!

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    These little mittens of mess make my life so much easier! Nigel does his poop, Mommy dips and takes a scoop! Voila! (And these little heaven-sent wipies make cleaning up after Grandpa a breeze...)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    I recommend these. They dissolve when in water. I feel good about the impact these have in reducing pollution! Great product!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the rolled bags!

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    I have tried both the “folded” and “rolled” version of these bags. The bags are much thicker than your average waste bag and the perforations aren’t that great on the rolled ones...it takes precision and strength to tear one off, not easy when you are struggling in the dark with 3 large dogs. This type is much easier and I like the fact that they disintegrate. That being said I learned to seal them up, as the Florida humidity can cause them to “melt” before use!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Bags are okay, but...

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    The bags themselves are fine. It is the size that is the issue. They are just too small for larger dogs. I found that picking up the waste and then getting my hand out of the bag was just too messy because the bags are just plain short and forget tying a clean knot. If these bags were taller like other bags I would by again for the compostability. I cannot speak to the flushability as I would never put these down my toilet and I'm sure my local water board thanks me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    works well for a medium size single dog household

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    We pick up pretty much immediately after our dog in our yard and even the best scented or baking soda protected poop bag would release some odor in our trashcan which we store in our garage. Then again the garage smells not nice in our humid, hot Texas weather which we were masking in many ways. Since we have found this solution, that issue is eliminated. Not sure how it would work with a household of multiple or big dogs, but it is perfect for us, having a 44 lbs young boy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love flushing the poop

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    I love these bags. Big enough to carry it. I feel better flushing that throwing the bags in the waste container.

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