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Eco-Living Tip: Dog Poop Bags 5

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Eco-Living Tips is a special section on The Urban Country where we provide tips for our readers on how we can live a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

If you’re at all like myself, you become irked when people dispose of non bio-degradable materials into our trash bins. Plastic bags are one such item that frequently end up in landfills.

Plastic bags have only been around for 50 or so years, so it’s uncertain how long they will take to biodegrade – though scientists have estimated that it could take 500-1000 years for our plastic bags to biodegrade.

At the rate that humans use plastic, this is a very serious and scary issue. Take a moment to imagine how many plastic bags will accumulate over the next 1000 years at our current rate of consumption – it’s astronomical.

Plastic bags are frequently used to pick up dog poop, contributing an inordinate amount of plastic in landfills – however, many people have switched to biodegradable dog poop bags – a definite step in the right direction.

The Urban Country proposes to take this even further. We all from time-to-time purchase donuts or muffins from our favourite coffee shops, resulting in a non-recyclable, biodegradable paper bag.

For more than a year now, I have been collecting those paper bags. Even though these bags are biodegradable, I still refuse to trash them.

While walking my dog, I reuse these paper bags for picking up dog poop. This is a great way to reduce the amount of trash we generate – two useful purposes with just one bag. My critics will say that it’s much more convenient to use plastic bags to pick up dog poop. It’s also a lot more convenient to serve dinner using disposable plates and cutlery rather than washing dishes – but sometimes we need to make small sacrifices to treat the earth as well as she treats us.

It really isn’t a hassle to find a little twig or branch to push the poop into the paper bag. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I have no complaints.

Another way to pick up dog poop is to look around for nearby trash that inconsiderate people have littered on the ground. I use this litter to pick up the dog poop, resulting in less litter on the ground, and less trash in our landfills.

These are two simple things that we can all do to help reduce the amount of trash we generate. Some day – perhaps 50 or 100 or 500 or 1000 years from now – we will be judged on how we have left the earth for future generations to enjoy.

It will be the little decisions that we make now that will have an enormous impact on our kids and their kids.

Photo by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country

  • Anonymous

    FlushDoggy, is a fully flushable and biodegradable eco-friendly dog waste bag. Dog poop can be flushed down the toilet and degrade naturally, just as our own poop. Stop destroying our earth and start educating the public, one poop at a time. Be a responsible owner and go green for our pets.

    You might ask why we need to care about dog poop and plastic bags. Dog poop is the major source of fresh water contamination and it pollutes our earth. Study has shown that almost 4% of landfills is dog poop. That’s close to 10,585 thousand tons of dog poop each year. Also people use plastic bags to get rid of poop and you know how plastic bags will stay for up to 1000 years WITH the POOP inside, right?

    Even regular non-flushable biodegradable dog waste bags are not designed for all landfills. Most of the landfills are not supposed to biodegrade trash. They are too tightly packed for biodegradation to happen there. Without oxygen(when biodegradable bags are either deep inside the landfills or inside another trash bag), these biodegradable bags will not biodegrade and would still overcrowd our landfills and pollute our earth.

    Dogs are our best friends and they make our life more complete. However, each day tons of dog poop and plastic bags are piling up at landfills and polluting our earth. To make things worse for the earth, we, as dog owners, put dog poop inside non-biodegradable plastic bags. These plastic bags will stay for hundreds of years and kill our planet.

    Therefore, the best way and most eco-friendly way to take care of dog poop is to flush it down the toilet, just like what we do with our waste. The sewage system will take care of all the nasty stuff and biodegrade everything safely. Just imagine what would happen if we all threw our own waste in the trash and not used toilets.

    flushdoggy.com

  • Huzairis2000

    It’s an absolute annoyance, but your dog’s waste can pose a huge threat to the sanitation levels in your surroundings. You can’t have your pet’s poop sticking on your shoes, messing up your backyard, your neighbors’ lawns, or even park grounds. The smell of doggy doo can turn anyone’s stomach, attract flies, germs, and even pollute the nearby water supply. That’s why you need to have a steady supply of Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags on hand. Dog poop bags are the best answer to your dog’s leavings, and while many people make do with ordinary plastic bags, think what that’s going to do to the environment. A single plastic bag will take a minimum of 500 years to disintegrate! Biodegradable dog waste bags, on the other hand, will ensure you can ditch your dog’s poop without hurting the earth in the process. With these sanitary doggie bags, neat disposal of your pet’s poop is as simple as scooping it up, tying the poop bags closed, and throwing it in the trash. You won’t even have to fret about escaping odors. Biodegradable dog poop bags come in scented and colorful rolls that, amazingly enough, add personality to your trash bin. Now who wouldn’t want that kind of garbage-scaping deal? Make sure you have a good stock of Biodegradable dog poop bags, and you won’t have to worry about you – or anyone else – playing footsie with a dog pie.

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  • Huzairis2000

    It’s an absolute annoyance, but your dog’s waste can pose a huge threat to the sanitation levels in your surroundings. You can’t have your pet’s poop sticking on your shoes, messing up your backyard, your neighbors’ lawns, or even park grounds. The smell of doggy doo can turn anyone’s stomach, attract flies, germs, and even pollute the nearby water supply. That’s why you need to have a steady supply of Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags on hand. Dog poop bags are the best answer to your dog’s leavings, and while many people make do with ordinary plastic bags, think what that’s going to do to the environment. A single plastic bag will take a minimum of 500 years to disintegrate! Biodegradable dog waste bags, on the other hand, will ensure you can ditch your dog’s poop without hurting the earth in the process. With these sanitary doggie bags, neat disposal of your pet’s poop is as simple as scooping it up, tying the poop bags closed, and throwing it in the trash. You won’t even have to fret about escaping odors. Biodegradable dog poop bags come in scented and colorful rolls that, amazingly enough, add personality to your trash bin. Now who wouldn’t want that kind of garbage-scaping deal? Make sure you have a good stock of Biodegradable dog poop bags, and you won’t have to worry about you – or anyone else – playing footsie with a dog pie.

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    This will definitely help the community with their problem with waste management. Thanks.

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    This will definitely help the community with their problem with waste management. Thanks.