*This giveaway is now closed.*
Happy Friday! :-D
I love and appreciate all the samples I get to review but sometimes the non-food products are the most interesting since I don’t get them that often. The product I’m most excited about lately are Earth Rated poop bags. (Yes, I am excited about poop bags.)
Earth Rated sold me first on their presentation. What’s not to love about a care package that has a bandana for Teton right on top?! And as if that weren’t enough…
…how about a notebook, sticky notes, pen, stickers, and a button to accompany the bag dispenser and bags themselves?
You may be asking yourself, “Why do I give a rip about poop bags?” or “Won’t my old Safeway bags do?” or maybe “Aren’t all poop bags created equal?” I’ve asked myself those same questions.
I don’t blame you if you don’t give a rip about poop bags. They’re a necessarily evil. I don’t love spending money on them anymore than the rest of the population, but I refuse to be the schmuck in my neighborhood or at the dog park who doesn’t pick up after their dog. Sure, your old Safeway bags will do the trick, but aren’t you transitioning to reusable grocery bags and quickly depleting your pile of old plastic bags? Hint hint hint. ;-)
All poop bags are not created equal. Most bags on the market are made of plastic and have a less than desirable impact on the environment. Also, if you’ve tried a variety of bags you know that some are made of cheap, thin material that breaks easily or even has holes in it prior to using. I’ll spare you the nasty details on that.
Earth Rated offers a variety of bags including scented refill roles, handle bags, and my favorite – plastic-free refill rolls.
Here’s the best part about the plastic-free refill rolls: they’re compostable!!! Since they are vegetable-based, instead of tossing them in your garbage can you can compost them or chuck them in your yard waste. And, if you’re wondering, the fact that they are vegetable-based doesn’t mean they’re any less durable than their plastic counterparts.
I’ve tried three or four different bag dispensers and this is one of my favorites. It’s easy to use and adjust (the velcro strap makes it easy to move from the leash to your belt to a backpack, etc.) and the bags are secure inside but easy to rip off before use. It’s not as bulky as some other dispensers, which is great if you don’t want something swinging around on the leash or getting in the way of the leash handle.
My husband and I have been using our Earth Rated dispenser and bags for a few weeks now. I’m happy to report there hasn’t been a single tear in any of our bags, our nostril hairs haven’t burned off from the poo smell since the bags are nice and thick, and we’re feeling good about ourselves for helping the environment one bag at a time. :-)
Would you like some Earth Rated bags of your own? Duh. Why wouldn’t you?
The kind and generous folks at Earth Rated have offered to send one Her Dog Blog reader (in the U.S. or Canada) their very own dispenser and refill pack plus some other goodies. You’ll have three ways to enter…
1. “Like” Earth Rated and Her Dog Blog on Facebook
2. Subscribe to Her Dog Blog by entering your e-mail address in the box to the right and clicking on “Sign me up!”
3. Leave a comment below telling me one way that you’re more environmentally conscious.
Make sure you leave a comment telling me which way you entered the giveaway and if you chose more than one option you’ll get an entry for each!
I’ll randomly select a winner next Friday, May 8th, at which time the giveaway will close.