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October 13, 2011

Green Your Pets: The Poop

No dog poopPets are such a source of joy, but America’s more than 160 million owned dogs and cats do impact the environment. This week's tips are about how to reduce their environmental pawprint.

Tip #4: Deal with their waste.

One of the biggest hassles of having a pet is dealing with their poop. Not only is it inherently unpleasant, but it also poses environmental hazards such as water pollution, transmitting diseases to other species, and, if left unchecked in public spaces, causing human resentment toward animals. Do your duty by picking up any business your pet leaves behind using a biodegradable bag or a Skooperbox. Other green ways to dispose of the stuff include flushing it, composting it, and burying it. There are also plenty of eco-friendly cat litters out there.

Tell us: How do you deal with your pet's dirty work?

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