Dog poo bags to clean up after your furry friend

It’s not the most glamorous of tasks, but a good bag at least makes it efficient.

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It wasn’t until 1996 that it became the law that you had to pick up after your pooch, but now that it’s law, if you don’t clean up after your dog, you’re liable for a fine. Ignorance is no excuse, nor is not having anything to hand, which is why ensuring that a stash of bags is always kept with your dog’s lead isn’t just the right thing to do for your fellow citizens—but something that could save you money. Here’s what to consider when looking for a new roll of poo bags.

Top pick

Thick Design

Let’s be honest, however much you love your dog, you probably don’t love their droppings, or how they smell, so opting for a scented bag can help mask the odour. You might have to shop around to find a fragrance that you like, but there are a wide variety available from lavender to lemon.

Two-litre capacity

With Recyclable Paper Core

If you’re looking to be more environmentally-friendly with your poo bags, you’ll have to check the small print carefully. Vegetable starches can be used to make bags that break down easily, but often they’re combined with plastics to make them stronger, which means they’re not as green as they suggest. And lots of products may claim to be biodegradable or compostable, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’re not made of plastic, and some may only be compostable under industrial composting conditions.

Budget pick

The Full Kit

Most rolls of bags are designed at a standard size so they will easily fit into a standard dispenser. Of course there’s nothing to stop you leaving a roll in the pocket of every dog-walking coat you own, but having a dispenser clipped to your pet’s lead means you’ll never walk out the door without a bag.