FAQ

Oh Crap Dog Poop Bags

PRODUCT TEST RESULTS:

Biodegradability in watery medium (oxygen consumption and production of CO2): 

Proof must be made that at least 90% of the organic material is converted into CO2 within 6 months. PASSED

Disintegration in compost:

After 3 months’ composting and subsequent sifting through a 2 mm sieve, no more than 10% residue may remain, as compared to the original mass. PASSED

Fully biodegradable “Oh Crap” Poop Bags.

The biodegradable “Oh Crap” dog poop collection bag is made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA/PVOH). Its fully biodegradable. The biodegradable “Oh Crap” collection bag is specially formulated to have appropriate water resistance and disintegration. The collection bag can be used to collect the dog waste with certain water content without dissolution or breakage. Fully biodegradable. It will not do any harm to human or environment.

Using the biodegradable “Oh Crap” collection bag is the safest and the most responsible way to dispose pet waste and prevent your family, your pets and yourself from pathogen infection.

“Oh Crap” Pet Waste Bag, Conforming to ASTM 6400 & EN13432 Standards

Biodegradable Products Institute – specific link www.bpiworld.org/Default.aspx?pageId=190422

ASTM D6400 – Test for Compostability

This specification covers plastics and products made from plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. This specification is intended to establish the requirements for labeling of materials and products, including packaging made from plastics, as “compostable in municipal and industrial composting facilities.” The properties in this specification are those required to determine if plastics and products made from plastics will compost satisfactorily, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable materials.

Further, the properties in the specification are required to assure that the degradation of these materials will not diminish the value or utility of the compost resulting from the composting process. The following safety hazards caveat pertains to the test methods portion of this standard: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate health and safety practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

ASTM D6400 – 12 Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities Active Standard ASTM D6400 | Developed by Subcommittee: D20.96

Standard EN 13432:Proof of compostability of plastic products

Plastic products can provide proof of their compostability by successfully meeting the harmonized European standard, EN 13432. The European Packaging Directive 94/62 EC makes reference hereto with regard to compliance with recovery directives. Scope of testing under EN 13432 Chemical test: Disclosure of all constituents, threshold values for heavy metals are to be adhered to.

Biodegradability in watery medium (oxygen consumption and production of CO2):

Proof must be made that at least 90% of the organic material is converted into CO2 within 6 months.

Disintegration in compost:

After 3 months’ composting and subsequent sifting through a 2 mm sieve, no more than 10% residue may remain, as compared to the original mass.

Practical test of compostability in a semi- industrial (or industrial) composting facility: No negative influence on the composting process is permitted.

Compost application: Examination of the effect of resultant compost on plant growth (agronomic test), ecotoxicity test.

The maximum material gauge of a plastic is determined by its compostability in standard practice composting operations. All tests must be passed. Success in individual tests will not be sufficient. The EN standard test methods are based on the scientific definitions of the ISO standards 18451, 18452 (aerobic degradability in water), 18453 (anaerobic degradability in water) and 18455 (aerobic composting). The tests must be conducted by recognized test laboratories. An address list is available from certifying bodies. The association European Bioplastics approves plastic products according to EN 13432 if the marketer advertises the product to be “compostable” or “biodegradable”. Because these terms are not always used correctly, the association has published information on so-called “degradable” or “oxo- degradable” plastic products.

Producers have signed a voluntary self commitment on product certification which had been acknowledged by the European DG Enterprise.

Page Link www.bpiworld.org/Default.aspx?pageId=190437 

The company that produces our bags is ISO9001-2008 Certified ISO 9000 – Quality management

The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best-known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved.

There are many standards in the ISO 9000 family, including:

ISO 9001:2008 – sets out the requirements of a quality management systemISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact ISO 9001:2008 is implemented by over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries.

Quality Management Principles

The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Audits

Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO 9001:2008. An organization must perform internal audits to check how its quality management system is working. An organization may decide to invite an independent certification body to verify that it is in conformity to the standard, but there is no requirement for this. Alternatively, it might invite its clients to audit the quality system for themselves.


Farm Dog Naturals

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Can dogs really be vegan? I mean, really?

Current research out of the University of Davis, California and the University of Uppsalla in Sweden independently suggest that modern pooches have evolved to develop the digestive enzymes to breakdown starches and plant-based proteins. This process began approximately 7,000 years ago with dogs that migrated to South East Asia and who thrived on a rice-based diet.

Read more about your dog’s evolving diet.

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Veterinarian approved.

Dogs can be healthy and in fact, thrive on a vegetarian or vegan diet, as long as all necessary nutrient requirements are met. Dogs are biologically omnivorous, but can adapt well to a plant-based diet which meets all their nutritional needs. It’s important that the food be digested easily as well as have good palatability. One of the most common ailments in dogs is skin allergies, which may sometimes be due to food allergy. Much of the time a dog has a food allergy it is to a meat protein such as beef, chicken, or one of the other common meat sources. Vegetarian diets may bring these food allergic dogs relief from their skin allergies. By Armaiti May, D.V.M, C.V.A. of Dr. May’s Veterinary House Calls

Read the full article here:

Vegetarian Diets Can Be Healthy for Dogs