There’s no denying our pets give us tremendous joy and boost our quality of life but they can also increase our household’s environmental footprint. From plastic-packaged pet food to plastic toys, our pets can have a sizeable plastic ‘paw-print’.
So in this post, we share some eco-friendly ways to raise a plastic-free pet and help you limit the amount of plastic your fur babies consume:
According to the RSPCA, there is an estimated 29 million pets in Australia. In the United States, its estimated that 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats are owned. They may be cute, they they also poop and unfortunately, most doggy-poop bags are made of plastic, all of which usually ends up in landfill.
Purchasing poop bags that are certified compostable and biodegradable is a better alternative since they don’t break down into microplastics and in the right compost conditions break down within six months. Some great biodegradable pet poop bag options include Earth Rated, Planet Poop and Doggy Do Good. You can also use simple paper lunch bags which will perform the same function.