If you haven't been living under a rock, you know how detrimental plastic is to our planet. When you use Dook bags for your doggo, you're making a conscious effort to help the planet in the process.
Compostable Bags > Plastic Bags
Our bags are manufactured out of a combination of PBAT, short for poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate), and cornstarch resin. Our manufacturers products utilize resin derived from starches, vegetable oils, and compostable polymers that can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soil once they break down. PBAT is a fully biodegradable material when composted due to the presence of butylene adipate groups which is a naturally occurring compound found under the earths surface. Our bags break down within a 90 day period; however, in an industrial composting plant the molecules are biodegraded within just a few weeks. Our bags are internationally certified by the European standard for compostability EN 13\432 as well as the US standard ASTM D-6400. When degraded by micro-organisms the material is converted to H2O and CO2 leaving behind zero harmful substances in soil and water. E.g. we are no longer hurting mother nature <3
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between compostable, biodegradable and recyclable?
Simply, compostable products are highly regulated to make sure that when they break down, the give valuable nutrients back into the earth. The term "biodegradable" does not carry much weight as it is not a regulated term. Even if something takes 10,000 years to break down, it could be considered biodegradable - and to us, that's pretty shitty. Recyclable, however, is a term used for products that can be broken down and made into other products.
What frequency do you ship our subscriptions?
We ship once a month, the day after your membership cycle goes through. For example, if you started your membership July 7th, your next billing cycle and shipment will go out August 8th.
What if I want to cancel?
We'll sure miss you, but it's no problem at all. If you need to cancel, pause or are traveling and unable to accept mail, simply email us at email@example.com and your membership will be paused or cancelled without penalty. Dook is supposed to make your life easier, so please reach out any time!
What charities do you support?
Our founders grew up and currently live by the beach so our first charity partner was The Ocean Cleanup. Every box donates to their efforts in cleaning up the oceans of the world. We are also (obviously) dog & animal lovers, so we are also working to support local charities, rescues and causes by running custom boxes every quarter. Those each represent different charities, so follow along on Facebook & Instagram for more info!
How do you become a charity partner?
It's easy! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get right back to you! Note: you must be registered as a 501c3 to be considered.