DOG WASTE BAGS...WHY SHOULD I USE THEM?
DISCLAIMER: Per the FTC Green Guidelines, if your community uses a sanitary landfill or incineration to dispose of trash, then NO BAG – oxo-biodegradable, biodegradable, compostable, corn based or even paper, will have any environmental benefit, with the exception that ASTM6400 certified compostable bags and bags made from post-consumer resin will have saved the use of new oil in the manufacturing process.
If you have a dog and take that dog anywhere outside your own home, you may ask yourself why do I need dog waste bags? It's inevitable that anywhere we take our dogs, there will be a chance we'll need to clean up after them. No one wants to pollute the environment or get fined. That's where dog waste bags come into play.
Dog waste bags are very easy to carry and don't take up a lot room, so there's no excuse to not take them along for the walk. You can stuff the bags into your pockets, purse, tie them around your leash or put them in one of those little plastic bag dispensers that attach by a clip.
Dog waste left unchecked can make its way into our lakes, rivers, streams and cause fishing and swimming to be suspended because of the fecal coliform bacteria dog waste contains. Simply picking up your dogs waste with a dog waste bag will help prevent the fecal coliform bacteria from washing into these bodies of water.
Also, if you're like me and you like to keep your money in your pocket, you'll be sure to carry dog waste bags with you at all times. Why you ask? In many parks and towns, not picking up your dog's waste can lead to fines of $50 or more.
Finally, dog waste bags will not only keep the environment clean and money in your pocket, but they will also help you be a good neighbor and dog owner. Using a bag when your dog poops in your neighbor's yard, the park or anywhere else, will help keep the next person from stepping in your dog's waste.
So be a responsible dog owner and always carry a few dog waste bags with you to share with others.