Tuesday, July 13, 2010

As any Barkista knows, in New York City, it's all about your bag....

Poop-- a necessary evil of dog-companionship, and something us city Barkistas deal with on a daily basis. Though we might assume that picking up after our pups is being responsible, consider this: while poop is totally bio-degradable, the plastic bags we put it in can take over 100 years to decompose and may leech toxic chemicals during the process. Yuck.

Luckily, the folks at Olive Green Dog have come up with a chic, environmentally friendly solution with their Uni-sex and Super Poop Bags. 100% bio-degradable, these baggies are made from GMO-free corn starch and vegetable oil, which means they’ll compost in as little as 40 days. Bags are available in Uni-sex (small) and Super (large) sizes, and come in adorable reusable canisters decorated with illustrations by Nate Williams which means even the most style-contentious Barkista won’t be ashamed to keep them close at hand. Once you run out of the initial 50 bag supply, refills are available at the affordable price of $5.99.

While traditionally we’ve been fans of the bone-shaped baggy dispenser (packed with bio-degradable bags, obvi), we switched it up and road tested the Uni-sex canister over the period of a few weeks. As the canister isn’t exactly walk-friendly, it can be tricky to remember to grab a few bags before heading out the door. However, the packaging is so cute that you won’t be embarrassed to leave it plain sight. Also, if you’re like us and somehow your rolled bags never quite stay neatly rolled up, it serves as a cute storage device for any extras you may have lying around. The bags themselves are great— they have a slightly thicker texture, and to be honest, even though they’re not chemically-based, we thought felt were a stronger barrier between our hands and.... well.

Though perhaps not the best solution for daily walks, we think this is a great gift for any "green" Barkistas. We also recommend these canisters as a neat (both in the cool and orderly senses), way to store bags in your car or when traveling.

The Uni-sex and Super Poop Gift Set ($20.99), and individual Uni-sex and Super Poop canisters ($9.99 each), can be purchased directly from OliveGreenDog.com. Make sure to check out their other fabulous products while you’re there!

xoxo The Barkistas

Disclaimer: Products were provided by PR for consideration.

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