Green Pet Care -- The Poop Problem
Tip #1: Scoop That Poop
Americans own approximately 74.8 million dogs and an estimated 40 percent of pet owners don't clean up their dogs' doo. Those piles don't just "disappear" -- rain washes unscooped poop into storm sewers which drain into local rivers and bays, contaminating the water with such nasties as E. coli, fecal coliform bacteria, salmonella, and giardia. Bottom line -- use biodegradable bags, and pick it up, every time.
Share your tips: Do you think about the eco impact of your pets? How have you shrunk their environmental pawprints?