When your dog does his business, where do you put the remains? Most likely you pick it up with your plastic poopie bags and toss it in the garbage like a good owner should. But all that plastic does a number on our landfills! Since today is Earth Day, I thought it would be a great time to focus on one of the most important jobs a pet parent can perform: cleaning up after your pet in an earth-friendly way.
Recently, San Francisco was the first city to put a ban on plastic bags being given out at stores and replaced them with paper or biodegradable bags since the evidence of the damage that plastic causes to the environment was overwhelming. With plastic taking over 100 years to decompose, your stash of old Target and Safeway bags will be hanging around for much longer than you (or your pet) will. Thankfully, these BioBags for Dogs ($6) are here to save the day. To see how they are helping the environment, just
BioBags are being used in one of my fave local grocery stores here in SF in place of the dreaded plastic bag, and to me are a great alternative to the sometimes less-than-sturdy paper bag. Since I don't like the idea of chopping down ton of trees just to carry my groceries (or pick up North's doodie), I have collected a nice number of these BioBags to pick up poop with. But, now that they make smaller bags just for scooping poop, I have a few boxes on order already! BioBags are 100 percent biodegradable and completely compostable in ten to fourteen days, so you can at least get something back from your purchase in the form of some awesome plants and a clear conscience! What's more is BioBags makes a biodegradable cat Litter Box Liner ($7) as well, so your kitties can get in on the earth saving action, too!