With a stroke of luck, the various apartments I lived in were pet friendly and had poop bags available at doggy stations on the apartment grounds. When I moved to Korea I quickly discovered that doggy stations simply do not exist. The first set of poop bags I bought were made by a company called ‘I Pet Dream.’ They were the cheapest poop bags I could find online, costing only an eighth of a penny. There were only two options I could find at the time. One was 6 cents a bag and the other had Hello Kitty prints and cost 41 cents a bag. Naturally, I went for the cheapest option available. After all, it’s only a poop bag right? I was wrong. Not only was the bag thinner than produce bags at the grocery store, it was nearly impossible to tear at the perforation. Three out of four times I tried to tear off a bag I ended up tearing a hole in the bag. So I went on Amazon and looked at poop bag rankings and reviews.
While I’ve made a habit of looking up reviews for nearly everything I buy, I never imagined a simple poop bag could cause so much frustration. I was hitting myself on the head for not looking up reviews for poop bags beforehand. I quickly found the Earth Rated poop bags and read through the glowing reviews. The only negative comments I found were that the lavender scent was too strong for some, but not for others. I was delighted to find a seller in Korea and ordered a couple boxes.
At first I wondered why the Earth Rated company had bothered to scent the bags. Once I tried using the bag it was like the greatest idea mankind had ever had. I no longer have to smell Kip’s poop while I am picking it up because the lavender scent of the bag covers it up. I don’t have to smell poop while I am carrying the bag to the dumpster. I didn’t find the lavender scent to be too strong and it certainly didn’t give me a headache. If anything I was glad I didn’t have to smell poop anymore!
While I usually don’t bother to look up products on Facebook to like, I definitely pressed the like button for this one.
Seeing as I use an average of two bags per walk, using eco-friendly biodegradable bags is a huge plus.
They are stacked neatly inside the refill box. Four on top and four on the bottom.
That pink bag is the good-for-nothing ‘I Pet Dream’ bag.
The bags fit perfectly into my Martha Stewart waste bag dispenser. I’ve tried using plastic holders but they were rather annoying to use. The Martha Stewart dispenser is easy to use and opens easily with velcro. It also attaches to the leash handle with velcro so you don’t have to split a nail with those metal rings. Earth Rated has a holder too, but I’ve never tried it before. I bought the refill box because I already had this holder by Martha Stewart.
It also looks stylish and discreet. I should have bought another one before I left the U.S. They don’t sell them here in Korea.
You can see how long the bag is.
While I don’t really care for this particular shade of green, I suppose it goes hand in hand with the fact that it’s eco-friendly.
You can see how thin the pink bag is. The one in the middle is the Martha Stewart bag. It’s also a biodegradable bag, but it’s much more expensive and isn’t scented. It’s a very pretty color though and sometimes on sale at Petsmart. The texture is like those biodegradable corn cutlery.
The last thing you want is to use a cheap but thin bag. It felt like I was just scooping the poop up with my bare hands with this pink bag. The Earth Rated bags are a decent thickness so I don’t have to worry about the bag tearing.
You can see there’s plenty of room for poop and long enough to tie easily. Overall the Earth Rated bags are the best poop bags I have ever used. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who has a dog!