If you’ve ever witnessed a dog-owner fishing an old coffee cup or retired plastic bag out of a city garbage can, you know that having a pooch can be a dirty job. But, thanks to a line of biodegradable “Business Bags,” cleaning up after man’s best friend has become a little more bearable.

Yes, you still have to bend down and scoop up your beloved pet’s early morning gift, but unlike Styrofoam cups or plastic bags, Spike’s biodegradable bags, available at planetdog.com, are made from corn and break down in as few as 45 days, leaving no trace of the bag or its contents. It’s as natural as, well, you get the picture.

Story by Jim Sherwin. This article originally appeared in Plenty in September 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in October 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007

Business Bags are made from corn
Spike’s biodegradable bags break down in as few as 45 days.