Consider Your Tools
We’ve all used grocery store bags to clean up, and while picking up poop is always the right idea, this tool isn’t necessarily the best one for the job. Plastic bags stick around for years and actually “preserve” your dog waste in landfills. While there is no perfect solution for cleaning dog waste, biodegradable bags are a much more environmentally-friendly option. These bags are made from recycled materials and eventually break down, some types within a year. Flushable poop bags might seem like an even better option, but many waste systems, whether municipal or septic, can’t handle the unique properties found in canine excrement, like extra hair. Research your bathroom setup before flushing your dog’s deposits.