What is Euthabag used for?
Euthabag has been designed as a more respectful alternative to replace the plastic garbage bags currently being used to transport, cremate or bury beloved companions after euthanasia.
Is Euthabag biodegradable?
Over many years, Euthabag may biodegrade, however it was not the main goal when designing the product. Ensuring an animals remains are kept contained if ever excavated and that no chemicals or heavy metals would be released into the environment if the bag were to be buried or burned were the priority. This is the reason that Post Consumer Recycled Material (PCRM) has been incorporated into the product instead of Industrial Recycled (that may contain heavy metal) material. In addition, the bag contains no chlorine or PVC, the ink is water-based, the zipper made of a polymer resin and the glue is made from rosin resin and styrene butiadene.
Can Euthabag be cremated and/or buried?
Yes, it can be cremated and buried. Euthabag is supported by crematoriums as it burns better than the traditional plastic trash bags and emits no toxic chemicals into the environment.
When Euthabag is buried it will stay intact for many years, however, small holes will form allowing for necrophageous insects to decompose the remains. Visit the ECOLOGY page here for more information on ongoing studies.
Can Euthabag be used for Aquamation (alkaline hydrolysis)?
Euthabag is (mainly) used for transportation to the facility and will remain almost intact after Aquamation.
After Aquamation the bag can be washed and recycled.
Can Euthabag be re-used?
Technically, yes. However, they were designed for one-time use and cannot be guaranteed for multiple uses after washing. Euthabag was designed to be practical, to avoid the extra logistics of having to wash and dry a bag and is composed of recycled material to reduce the impact on the environment.
How can Euthabag be a no-cost solution for our practice?
For only a marginal extra amount (1-4%), Euthabag can be incorporated into the cost of euthanasia, therefore at no-cost to you providing the best care possible.
Is there a minimum order total?
The bags are sold by box with no mimimum to the number of boxes that can be purchased.
What packaging does Euthabag come in?
Each size (except XS which comes in a plastic package) comes in a compact & stackable box, with a perforated opening for easy removal.
Small (13"x 10"x 7") contains 20 Euthabags
Medium (15"x10.25"x6") contains 8 Euthabags.
Large (15"x10"x 7.5") contains 8 Euthabags.
X-Large (14"x11.5"x 7") contains 5 Euthabags.