There was a time, not that long ago when you would see countless cigarette butts littering the landscape. Then, something happened ever so slowly, the ugly disgusting cigarette butts began disappearing from bars and restaurants, parking lots, sidewalks, beaches, ashtrays in public and private buildings.
People finally got the message that smoking was not cool but was detrimental to health of everyone surrounded by the smoker.
Can the same thing happen with single-use plastic bags and bottles? I think it can … with YOUR help. Imagine a world without plastic debris andSAY NO TO PLASTICS
this country’s seventy-one million pet dogs produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year. That’s enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste! Dog feces are more than just a nuisance – pet waste can pose a serious health hazard.
Children run the greatest risk of infection because they’re prone to play in the dirt at the park or playground and then put their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes with their hands.
In addition to health risks associated with dog waste, you need to be concerned with the manner by which the waste is recovered. If you among the many millions who walk their dogs and carry aPLASTIC BAG for disposal after the walk you are making a serious environmental mistake. Take heart, initially I wasn’t aware of this mistake either.
The problem with using plastic bags for animal waste is that once thrown away, they most often end up in landfills. We now know thatplastic lasts foreverunless it has been recycled! TheDaily Greenputs it this way:
Unfortunately, if you put Lassie’s waste in a plastic bag, it takes up to 100 years to decompose. Flushing it down the toilet is inconvenient, and can potentially cause problems in sewer systems because of its high amount of grit.
So what’s a caring dog owner to do? Believe it or not there arebiodegradable bagsfor your doggie’s dodo. Big box pet retailers like Petco carry the bags, but you really have to search for them. These bags are also available on line here, here, and other places as well.
If all else fails you can hire doggy poop service …here!