Notes about Dog Poop

In my early teens we picked up dog poop in the trash bags that came from the grocery store.  I also used to use Aqua Net as hairspray (remember those cans?).

With awareness we learned Aqua Net was bad for the environment and so are grocery store plastic bags.  Here’s a not so fun fact: It takes 20 to 1,000 years for grocery store bags to break down.

That’s why when Earth Rated contacted us to do a photo shoot I gladly agreed.  Our family tries to do our part in minimizing our footprint to leave less of an impact for future generations.

Earth Rated’s green bags contain an EPI additive to help them break down unlike traditional plastic bags.  And if you want to take it a step further, they also offer a white-colored, vegetable starch-based bag. These bags are unscented, meet the ASTM D6400 guidelines and can be disposed of in a municipal compost environment where pet waste is accepted.  To meet this guideline the bag must be able to decompose in the required 1 year timeframe.  Certainly exponentially better than the 1,000 year lifespan of your grocery store bags.

In any event, we took the poop bag dispenser and the poop bags for a trial run and attached it to the end of the leash during an evening low – tide sunset adventure in La Jolla – Scripps Pier.

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