Yesterday was Earth Day and there were a lot of helpful stories, posts and tweets advising pet parents about how we can be environmentally friendly concerning caring for our pets. This topic always brings poop bags to mind.
Sometimes it doesn't even make it that far. We often see people walk away and leave their dog's poop on the ground or we find it left behind in securely-tied bags on our front lawns. What's up with that? Surely making it all the way home with the bag of poop isn't the most difficult part of the job.
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 2 days worth of dog waste from about 100 dogs would contribute enough pollution to close a beach, and all watershed areas with 20 miles of it." ~ Clear Choices Clean Water
It is a serious matter with great cost to public health, the environment and to the economy. So, how can we do a better job disposing of it?