Best Earth Friendly Alternatives to Puppy Pads
Puppy pee pads are extremely useful for potty training a puppy, senior or disabled dogs, and people who live in apartments without access to a fenced backyard. Owners who can’t let their dogs out frequently also benefit from using pee pads. Depending on your needs, you can use puppy pads part-time or full-time.
Pee pads are an excellent tool for potty training a puppy, but there are many reasons you might not want to use them. Single-use training pads usually have a plastic backing and artificial fragrances to lure the puppy to the spot and are made from non-recycled materials.
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10 Sustainable Tips to Lower Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint
Many pet parents make every effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Still, only a few owners realize the massive effect their pets have on the environment. From plastic pet products and poop bags to shredded toys, pets have a considerable carbon pawprint.
Thankfully, there are many ways you can reduce your pet’s waste. From scooping the poop and using compostable poo bags to choosing healthy pet food, here’s how to reduce waste as a pet owner.
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Eco-friendly Dog Chew Toys
Giving toys to your dog is actually very good for them, but very bad for the planet. If your dog is anything like most canines, it will rip and shred several toys a year. Most of these toys will end up in a landfill, increasing your dog’s carbon pawprint.
Of course, your dog’s quality of life wouldn’t be the same without toys. But instead of investing in plastic toys and flimsy materials, now is the time to go green with eco-friendly dog toys.
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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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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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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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