Introduction: Pooooooooop Bags

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I'm amazed at the number of people in the local leashless dog park who use whole plastic bags from the grocery store or actually PAY MONEY for "environmentally friendly" bags.

You can pull nearly anything out of the dumpster and use that.

How's that for environmentally friendly?

I saw some gigantic pillow bags sticking out of the dumpster and decided to use those in order to maintain the bag aesthetic.

This instructable will teach you how to make a giant bag into multiple "glove bags".

Step 1: Grab Your Trash

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Like I said, I used empty pillow bags from target for mine.

Make sure, before you bring any inside your dome of domestication, they are relatively clean and do not smell of Saint Peter's robes.

Step 2: Mod Your Trash

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I tore the giant bags in half- ripping the seams in order to make a giant plastic sheet (another possible outcome: tarps?). Then I tore that into strips which I ripped in half.

Step 3: Examine Your New Poop Grasping Tool!

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Here is the size I ended up with.

The pieces ended up being somewhere between 8" by 4" and 9" by 8".

These have worked well for me in 'real world use'

Step 4: Occupational Hazards...

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...purple hands.

Step 5: And Sometime in the Future...

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...this will be commonplace

Comments

vivian2118 (author)2008-10-17

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cyclonefan94 (author)2008-09-15

Another item to consider is where the disposal is going to go...our local off leash park uses a bio-reactor to decompose the 'output', and requires use of easily decomposing bags. Using this method would quickly pack the system. Good idea in other circumstances, but worth checking before using everywhere.

joincoolkidclub (author)2008-06-10

Your method is identical to what I was trying to show in this instructable. I had been doing what you do now for a long time before I realized I could make those bags into even smaller pieces. Is that sarcasm or am I just way out of the loop as far as disposal of dog poop goes?

dacker (author)2008-06-10

Our daily newspaper is delivered in poly bags. If the bag is intact, I keep them to pickup "landmines" from my two dogs. Ditto for non-recycleable bread wrappers, tortilla bags (which are great if they have a zipper closure) and similar bags. Since I cannot really ask my dogs to REDUCE their "output", it's my way to REUSE a non-RECYCLEable before disposal. BTW, the current preferred method of disposal of their "output" (in Portland, OR, anyway) is to flush rather than landfill their waste.

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