What Are TÜV Austria Compostable Bags?

Compostable dog poop bags

Updated on January 20, 2023

As you know, all our products are TÜV AUSTRIA Home Compost Certified to be of ASTM D6400 and EN 13432 standards! However, what does this mean when it comes to compostable bags?

It is a question that we are asked a lot, and that is why we have decided to answer this question. So get ready to find out what are TÜV Austria compostable bags?

What Is TÜV Austria?

TÜV Austria is an independent certification program for products that meet different technical requirements. In fact, the OK compost HOME program served as the basis for several standards such as AS 5810, NF T 51800, and prEN 17427.

The products with the TÜV AUSTRIA certification have a guarantee to complete biodegradability in the light of specific requirements. That's to say that our compostable dog poop bags are truly compostable, and they can even degrade in your garden compost bin.


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What Does It Mean That Our Dog Poop Bags Are TÜV Austria HOME Certified?

TÜV Austria grants various certifications, such as the OK compost INDUSTRIAL and the OK compost HOME, in the latter are our dog waste bags.

Products that have the OK certification as INDUSTRIAL can only be composted in industrial composting facilities; that is to say, at temperatures above 55ºC.

On the other hand, those that have the OK compost HOME certification can compost at lower temperatures, being ideal for preparing compost in the garden or balcony.

Read: How To Compost Dog Poop In Your Balcony?

Compostable Is Better Than Biodegradable?

When we talk about the TÜV Austria certification another question arises, one that we are usually asked, is it better compostable or biodegradable?

The truth is that these two terms are often confused and even used as synonyms, but they are not.

A biodegradable product can be decomposed by microorganisms, but not necessarily make good compost. On the other hand, bioplastics can biodegrade but only be composted in specific facilities and at very high temperatures.

In contrast, compostable products can degrade in a compost bin in the garden or on the balcony at low temperatures and generally in a short period of time. Our dog poop bags begin their breakdown at 60 days.

What Evidence Supports Our Dog Poop Bags As Compostable?

The process to obtain the OK compost HOME certification from TÜV Austria is very exhaustive because it must be verified that the product complies with the European standard EN 14432 of packaging compostability.

For this standard, the product must pass a disintegration test, one of ecotoxity that proves that the product does not generate any damage to the environment when composting, one of heavy metal content.

Finally, it is evaluated whether the product can actually be composted in a home compost environment in less than a year.


Give a Sh!t Dog Poop Bags are TÜV Austria Home Compostable Certified. 

The degradation process begins in just 90 days.

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How Do I Use Give A Sh!t TÜV Austria Compostable Bags?

Using our TÜV Austria compostable bags is super easy! Just fill them up with your pup's waste, tie them shut, and put them in a designated compost bin or pile.

As we already told you, our TÜV Austria's compostable bags are made of biodegradable materials, so they'll naturally break down over time without leaving any harmful residue behind.

Plus, since TÜV Austria certifies that our bags meet global standards for compostability, you can be sure you're doing the planet a solid.

So go ahead – get your hands (or paws!) on GAS TÜV Austria compostable bags and start making your dog's poop disappear!


Compostable dog poop bags

What Does TUV Austria Do?

TÜV Austria does a lot of things! They provide technical consulting and certification services. TÜV Austria also offers product testing and risk assessments to make sure that products are safe for use. With their expertise and commitment to quality assurance, TÜV Austria is the go-to source for anyone looking to ensure their products are up to TÜV standards!

What Is TÜV In German?

If you're wondering what TÜV is when it comes to German, we've got the answer: TÜV stands for Technischer Überwachungsverein (Technical Inspection Association). TÜV Austria is a leading international testing, certification and technical service provider that has been ensuring safety in numerous industries since 1872. TÜV Austria provides certification and inspection services for products, systems, processes and personnel in a wide variety of fields. They also provide advice to manufacturers on technical product safety regulations as well as offer training courses for individuals or companies to help them stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. TÜV Austria ensures that companies comply with the highest safety standards, making our lives a little safer each day. So there you have it— TÜV is an acronym for Technischer Überwachungsverein!  

How Are TÜV Austria Compostable Bags Made?

The TÜV Austria compostable bags are made from a combination of natural materials and advanced technology. The bag has the TÜV Austria stamp, meaning it is certified to be compostable according to strict standards. So now you can take your TÜV Austria compostable bag with you wherever you go - guilt free!

What are the benefits of using TÜV Austria compostable bags?

Using TÜV Austria compostable bags comes with huge benefits! For starters, they come with the TÜV Austria seal of approval, so you know you're getting a quality product that is both safe and reliable. Plus, these bags are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable, meaning they'll break down in around 6 months! That's good news for the environment since it reduces waste and pollution.

What Should I Not Put In TÜV Austria Compostable Bags?

TÜV Austria compostable bags are intended for organic waste only – so no metal, plastic, or hazardous materials of any kind. And definitely don't put in anything that's still alive, like your pet hamster! That won't end well for anyone involved. Plus, TÜV Austria is all about sustainability and environmental protection – they want their compostable bags to actually decompose when they're buried in landfills! So stick with organic materials only. Happy composting! 

Where Can I Buy TÜV Austria Compostable Poop Bags? 

You can buy Give a Sh!t compostable poop bags on Amazon or on our own store! Just follow the links.



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  • Antonella - Give a Sh!t

    Hi Kyle, the breakdown time is 90 days. I just emailed you!

  • Kyle

    Roughly how long does it take, on average, for one of the TUV Austria compostable bags to compost with average use in a small compost at home? We use a average size tumbling composter from Amazon, and just wanted to make sure the bags composted in time for to use in our garden. this fall, TIA for any help on this…

  • Antonella - Give a Sh!t

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for your message. I cannot tell you what every TÜV Austria compostable bags are made of, but I can explain to you the ingredients from our compostable poop bags.

    Give a Sh!t compostable poop bags are made of 100% botanical plant components. We use only Cornstarch, BPAT (compostable polymer), and edible glycerin in the nature-based creation of our dog waste bags.

    Regarding ‘advanced technology’, we use cutting-edge methods to turn natural, renewable materials into functional, eco-friendly products. For example, raw materials (like cornstarch) are transformed to ensure the material is strong yet biodegradable.

  • Susan Abrams

    What are these compostable bags actually made of? “The TÜV Austria compostable bags are made from a combination of natural materials and advanced technology.” What is the “advanced technology”?

  • Antonella - Give a Sh!t

    Hi Duncan!
    Thank you for your comment and your support.
    Have a great day!

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