Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pets Go Green!

Everyone knows the proper etiquette for dog walking: you follow your dog and pick up after them. As the saying goes, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. That being said, you pick up after your pet; not most of the time, every time; right?

Since you’re a great pet parent, and walk your dog frequently, those plastic waste bags more than likely are going to add up. Did you know that an estimated 8 billion lbs of plastic bags, wraps, and sacks enter the U.S. waste stream every year? And did you know that it can take hundreds of years for them to decompose? A plastic bag will break down into tiny pieces and contaminate the soil and water, and thousands of animals die every year by mistaking these bags for food.

Plastic bags, although useful in many ways, do more harm than good. Although consumers everywhere are using them while not intending to hurt the environment, there are measures you can take as pet owners to decrease the damage being done. While picking up after your pet, opt for something biodegradable like Skooperbox Biodegradable Waste Containers. The Skooperbox is equipped with a scoop, container and a carrier; they even clip to your pet’s leash!

Featured in Bark Magazine, PETA, and on Animal Planet, these handy waste disposal systems are great for the environment and your peace of mind.

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