Are your Earth Friendly Pickup Bags Biodegradable? They don’t say so on the package.

Cycle Dog Earth Friendly Pickup Bag are made from corn & plant starches and are biodegradable! Recently, the state of California changed their packaging laws requiring that anything stating ‘Biodegradable’ must also be compostable. The compostable standard is quite interesting as it requires products to degrade under ASTM6400 standards, which states products must be “compostable in industrial composting facilities”. These same industrial composters state that pet waste is not allowed in their facilities. Thus, a bag that meets ASTM6400 compostable standards can never be composted if it’s contains pet waste!
Our bags are biodegradable but not compostable; we cannot state biodegradable on the outside of the package without breaking this CA law. We cannot comment on others, they may be unaware of this new labeling standard.

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