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Low Waste Guide For Dog Owners – 3 Tips For Eco-Friendly Pet Care & Earth Friendly Pet Products

3 Sustainable Tips For Pet Owners To Lead A Low-Waste Lifestyle 

Besides being faithful companions and best friends, dogs can also boost the quality of our lives and improve our health. But, like all other living beings, they have a carbon footprint and can wreak havoc on the environment. 

According to Darcy Matheson’s book, Greening Your Pet Care, a medium-sized dog has a yearly carbon footprint, or should we say pawprint, of 2.1 acres. However, your dog’s carbon footprint depends solely on your willingness to reduce the waste they create.

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How to Dispose of Dog Waste – Eco-friendly Dog Poop Cleanup Options for Green Minded Owners

What is the Most Environmentally-Friendly Way to Dispose of Your Dog’s Waste?

When it comes to cleaning up after your dog, your top priority is most likely transferring it from the ground, to the doggie bag, and straight in the bin. To get rid of it as quickly as possible and never to be thought of or smelled again. How else would we dispose of dog waste?

During this process, it most likely never crosses your mind that the many plastic dog poop bags being tossed daily in bins are having a significant and negative impact on the environment.  

It is difficult to blame dog owners for not factoring poo bags into their waste reduction efforts. It is a bag of poo, after all. What else can be done? However, with an estimated 500 million doggie bags making their way into landfills each year, it is imperative that owners begin looking towards eco-friendly alternatives to the standard plastic bag.

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Compostable versus Biodegradable Dog Poo Bags – The Best Alternative To Single-Use Plastic Bags For Dog Poop

Eco-friendly dog waste disposal methods – Biodegradable vs Compostable doggy bags

Over the last decade, humanity has made tremendous efforts to minimize its environmental impact and big strides towards eliminating single-use plastic. Unfortunately, plastic bags remain the primary method of disposing of pet waste for dog owners all over the globe.

According to Bio News, approximately 500 million plastic poop bags are used annually throughout the world. And the more shocking truth is that one plastic bag can take over 500 years to degrade in a landfill. That’s why we need to find a better alternative to our doggy poo bags. 

Something that’s good for the planet and the environment, while still being a viable solution for something that dog owners face every single day: cleaning up after our four-legged friends. 

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