Why Piddle Patch is better than puppy pads for the environment

Would you rather a puppy pad or a fresh grass dog toilet?

Here at Piddle Patch we know how important nature, wildlife and the outdoors are to both our furry four legged friends and their owners, which is why we developed the innovative, 100% natural Piddle Patch!

Made from eco-friendly, biodegradable and recycled materials, Piddle Patch is a zero waste product, so you can rest assured that you’ll be doing your part in protecting the environment when using yours. Piddle Patch is soil-free and made from real, fresh grass, providing a natural and intuitive solution to help potty train your pup faster.

Did you know that puppy pads can take up to 500 years to degrade in landfills? As a plastic product, puppy pads do not easily degrade, and cannot be recycled or composted. With many puppies requiring frequent puppy pad changes, the amount of plastic waste produced can quickly add up. That’s why Piddle Patch has been specially designed to be both a more intuitive house-training solution, and a more environmentally friendly toilet solution, so you can rest assured you’re making the best decision for your dog and for the environment.

Biodegradable Puppy Pads Made in the UK

As a planet, we’re now becoming more and more conscious about the effects our purchases and household items have on the environment. This is why we think it’s time to wave goodbye to the days of disposable plastic puppy pads and say Hello to the wonder that is Piddle Patch. Trust us – you and your pup will never look back!

Biodegradable Puppy Pads vs Regular Puppy Pads

We’re glad you asked! Here’s a breakdown of all of the key similarities and differences between regular puppy pads and Piddle Patch’s biodegradable puppy pad alternative:

What carbon footprint impact do puppy pads have?

Our puppy pads are made from grass grown in the UK using LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) principles for sustainable agriculture. Given that the grass is sourced locally and sustainably, the carbon footprint is likely to be far lower than that of regular puppy pads which contain less sustainable materials, such as plastic.

Piddle Patch is also grown in textiles that have been diverted from landfill. This helps reduce textile waste and lowers the carbon impact these textiles would otherwise have if they were sent to landfill.


Regular puppy pads need to be changed at least once a day, whereas owners who use a Piddle Patch only need to change them once every few weeks! Most people subscribe to a Piddle Patch delivery once every 2 to 3 weeks, and only need to dispose of solid waste in between, just like you would when walking your dog.


When it’s time to replace your Piddle Patch, check your local authority’s rules and, if permitted, simply dispose of it in your garden waste bin as you would with any other compostable materials from your home, or in your general waste bin. Piddle Patch is much kinder to the environment than regular puppy pads as it’s 100% eco-friendly, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to your new puppy’s impact on the planet!

Packaging and delivery

Piddle Patch packaging is, of course, 100% biodegradable as well as being sturdy and tough enough to keep your package safe while it’s en route to you and your pooch. All the materials, from the labels to the packing tape, have been carefully selected to ensure they are eco-friendly and either biodegradable or recyclable.


Puppy pads made from artificial grass require regular cleaning which often includes the use of harsh chemicals that are not beneficial to the environment. Your dog will also walk on these chemicals, licking their paws later and potentially ingesting trace amounts of them! Piddle Patch on the other hand, offers a much lower maintenance solution. Simply dispose of any solid waste, just as you would when walking your dog, and any liquid will be absorbed into the grass.

Environmentally-friendly puppy pads made in the UK

Not only is it kinder to the environment, but by using Piddle Patch you’re training your puppy to only go on the grass and not teaching them to go on pads and other household textiles. This can help to speed up the house-training process, because there’s no mixed messaging, and also to prevent your puppy from having accidents in the house or developing bad toilet habits. So why not give it a go and make the switch to our sustainable puppy pad alternatives? Simply order one of our starter packs today to get your hands (and their paws) on a Piddle Patch of your own delivered straight to your door!