February 16th 2011 8:19 am
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A few weeks ago I ran out of dog poop bags. You know, the little rolls you can buy and carry on walks with you? Well, everytime I use a plastic bag, whether it be for a random grocery trip or for dog poop pick up I hate myself a little more. I hate using something I know is going to take 1,000 years to break down. Blame it on growing up in Ithaca, NY... the eco capital of the world. We were using canvas bags there long before the retail chains started selling them. Anyway, since I needed more I decided to search and see if there were eco-friendly bags. This is when I discovered FlushDoggy. It's just like it sounds! Flushable dog poop bags!!! I bought 100, just to try them out and I'm in love!!! When we go on walks I take them with me and voila no smelly poop lingering around until the garbage people come and no plastic bags being used. It's perfection, really. I have three of my own dogs and one foster, so that's a lot of poo in one bag. The beauty of it.. is if your bag is really full and your concerned about it flushing right, you can dump the poo out and then just throw the bag in. It breaks down as soon as it hits the water. The other thing that I really love.. is 10% of your proceeds go to the ASPCA to help stop puppy mills. It's a win-win, really!
Sorry for the rambling, but seriously.. I'm just so in love with them.
From their website:
FlushDoggy, is a flushable eco-friendly dog waste bag. Dog poop can be flushed down the toilet and degrade naturally, just as our own poop. Dog poop is the major source of fresh water contamination and it pollutes our earth. 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. Study has shown that almost 4% of landfills is dog poop, nearly as much as disposable diapers 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 biodegradable dog waste bags are not designed for landfills. Most of the landfills are not supposed to biodegrade trash. They are too tightly packed for biodegradation to happen there. Without oxygen, these biodegradable bags will not biodegrade and still overcrowd our landfills and pollute our earth. Nothing really biodegardes in most of our landfills, even banana peels.
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 plastic bags. These plastic bags will stay for hundreds of years and kill our planet.
Therefore, the 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 dog waste safely. Just imagine what would happen if we all threw our own waste in the trash and not used toilets.
For as little as $5 a month, you can make a difference in this world and be a "GREEN" dog owner.
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