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Green Your Pets: The Poop

Posted Oct 13 2011 9:01am

No dog poop Pets 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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