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Green Ideas to Dispose of Pet Waste

on February 16, 2012

Today’s blog is how to make your pooch a ‘green dog’ regarding waste management. Why as pet owners do we traditionally use a non biodegradable plastic bag to pick up our pets 100% biodegradable waste? The question is…. “How can I be green and still pick up after my pet?” Well in short, there are many products out there that you can use to easily dispose of pet wastes without using your traditional plastic doggie bags, but here are some great ideas to be a greener pet owner.

First let’s start off with the in ground pet toilet by PowerLoo. This toilet hooks right up into your septic tank and allows you to dispose of your pets waste directly, without the use of plastic bags. Additionally, it allows you to easily dispose of waste without the smell and mess of indoor pet grass, eliminating the health hazards from waste for you and your family. PowerLoo created the innovative product of flushable dog toilets in order to enhance convenience and allow pet owners an unproblematic way to meet the CDC requirements for waste disposal- and it looks good in your garden! According to the CDC, pet feces should be disposed of and picked up to avoid contaminating ground water with bacteria and parasites. According to the CDC dog fecal matter should not be left in the yard and it is unsanitary to throw it into your trash in a bag. PowerLoo provides the best resource for cleanliness for the pet owner. For more info see http://www.powerloo.com/

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For those of us that cannot afford such a luxury item, another great and simple product that meets CDC requirements are biodegradable and flushable doggie bags. BioBag doggie bags are certified compostable and being used by pet owners across America to reduce their impact on the environment. These bags can be used for all kinds of animal waste such as when you clean your bird cage, cat litter, or any household waste. These bags are aerobic and allow air flow for natural decomposition. Because of this, these bags can be used when adding elements to your household compost pile.  Additionally, pet owners can also purchase flushable biodegradable dog poop bags from Flush Doggie that you can put right into your own toilet. These bags eliminate the need to throw your pet waste in the garbage, which allows for no lingering smell and better cleanliness around the house. These bags usually cost around five or six dollars for about 40bags, which is a small price to pay for living a greener life. For more info see http://www.biobagusa.com/biobag_dog.htm and http://www.flushdoggy.com/

The PowerLoo dog toilet, Flush Doggie, and BioBags provide great alternatives to using a traditional plastic bag for your pet waste removal.  All of these products not only will allow all pet owners a cleaner life, but also prevent hundreds of thousands of plastic bags from ending up in landfills. Because plastic bags take 100 years to break down, just adding one of these simple products to your daily life can cause a dramatic difference. This is just a small way that we as pet owners can do our part in helping our world become a better and cleaner place.

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