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Why dog ​​poop bags are a serious problem

Bag or Flick?

If you’re wondering why I decided to write about dog poop today, here’s the story. It all started with cleaning up the kitchen after dinner and putting the table scraps in the compost bin.

There were a few lettuce leaves and vegetable scraps in the sink, and I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them down the garbage disposal (garburator, for my fellow Canadians). Over time, I have become increasingly sensitive to food being thrown in the trash or down the drain, because ideally it should end up in the fields where it was grown.

If the leftovers and poop are wasted and not returned to the fields, the next batch of produce grown on depleted soil (or farm animals) will be more nutrient deficient than the previous crop. Most people don’t even think about this, but it is one of the most serious problems threatening healthy food production.

You may think that farmers add all the missing nutrients back to the soil, but that is not the case. They can barely afford to supplement with phosphorus, calcium, potassium and nitrogen, but the rest of the other essential minerals may be missing.

I often wonder why they don’t teach this in every school, and why so much food ends up in the garbage.

Perhaps you are the rare exception and understand that depleted soils produce depleted products. You might even give your dog our mineral-rich green superfood GreenMinbut a vast majority of people still don’t understand why our food contains fewer nutrients year after year.

I feel like most people just don’t understand how much damage is done when food waste ends up in the trash or down the drain. Would anyone throw gold and diamonds in the trash? Of course not.

The irony is that from a health perspective, compost is THE REAL GOLD.

There are about 900,000 awesome, wonderful, wonderful, giggle-inducing dogs in the world that poop. Many dog ​​lovers use NEW plastic poop bags to proudly collect their dog’s number 2, as “responsible” law-abiding citizens.

But is that really the best way to go? I’ve never heard of a turtle dying from swallowing dog poop, but there are many who die from swallowing plastic bags that end up in the ocean.

I’m not suggesting we should leave dog poop on lawns and sidewalks, not at all. But locking up the REAL COMPOST GOLD in a plastic bag for centuries is bad for healthy food production, nature and the planet.

I hear some of you shouting”Eeeewwww!!” Or “What!?!” “Are you saying that we should NOT pick up our dog’s poop?

The answer is YES, and the answer is also no. It depends where your dog poops!

Do you poop? I do that with pride!

Over the years I’ve seen many dog ​​lovers give other dog lovers the stink eye when they don’t notice that their dog just made a mess. It’s happened to all of us. I agree with the principle that cleaning up dog poop from lawns and sidewalks is the right thing to do.

One of my early childhood “traumas” (JUST KIDDING) occurred when my grandmother stepped in dog poop right before we drove 200 miles to her house. 💩🥴 When we all got into the car, we couldn’t figure out who or what smelled so bad, and then we discovered that there was a piece of “dog cake” on my grandmother’s Sunday shoes. The rest of the crew was proud of themselves that it wasn’t them. It’s always a relief, right?! And the poor grandma was so ashamed, as if the poop was hers! I know it’s silly, right! 🥴🤢

HOWEVER, if you are walking your dog in a forest, or on a path with moss and bushes, I believe it is much wiser to sweep your dog’s REAL GOLD off the path with a stick, or bury it in the ground. bury and feed the trees, then use plastic dog waste bags.

Some of you may be shocked by my suggestion, and I’m not surprised. We have been conditioned for years. All I ask of you is that you answer the following question honestly:

What’s worse: pooping under a tree that no one will ever step into, or millions and billions of plastic bags that suffocate turtles, kill wildlife and turn our planet into one big garbage dump?

This is why I invite you to join our fearless shit-shoveling tribe!

Here’s what you can do to make a difference!
  1. Tell others about the exciting new sport of poo-flicking in the woods and outdoor trails, and why it’s better for the planet than a brand new plastic poo bag.
  2. Consider purchasing paper dog poop bags instead of plastic bags. Beware of bags that are called “recyclable” but are still made of plastic particles that turn into microplastics, which is very harmful. Some countries and municipalities have already switched to paper bags with a small poop scoop, and that works quite well, but others need a push to make the switch.It’s true that an accidental finger in your dog’s doo-doo can happen, but it’s a small price to pay. Wash your hands and soldier on! It’s the right thing to do!
  3. If you insist on not using paper bags, there are companies that make fully compostable corn-based bags. You just need to make sure your paper or compostable bags end up in the compost instead of the landfill.
  4. Convince your local authority that providing paper dog waste bags and placing compost bins around major dog walking areas would make a big difference. Make it your project, involve your friends, family and fellow dog lovers to make it happen.
  5. If you have a backyard that your dog uses as a toilet, dig a round hole, buy some kind of lid that covers the hole, and place the dog poop in it. When it’s full, dig another hole, and so on. Your garden will love the extra nutrients, especially if you give your dog a natural raw or cooked homemade diet.
  6. Some cities already have a compost collection system, and I hope yours comes soon! For example, Vancouver BC and surrounding municipalities have all introduced scrap and green waste collection, which is fantastic! They can also issue fines if someone throws food or green waste in the garbage bin instead of the compost bin. The strange thing is that they don’t allow us to throw dog poop in the garbage can, which is the foolish idea of ​​ignorant bureaucrats. Composted dog poop turns into soil and poses no more risk than manure.
A few more thoughts and ideas…

IDEA 1: I asked you, my community, to come up with a funny way to present the idea of ​​when and where to sweep or pick your dog’s poop, and I had my graphic designer create a poster with the winning ideas.

Below you can download our poster and share it with your friends and neighbors!

Dog Poop Bags: When Should You Pick It Up or Wave It?

To download the image above, right-click on the image, choose “Save Image As” and choose the location on your computer where you want to save it (such as your desktop, Downloads folder, or Pictures folder). You should then be able to open the image on your computer and print it.

Congratulations to our winners, Robyn G., Randy R. and Patricia B., who each received a gift certificate towards the purchase of the the Fab4 essential supplements for dogs.

IDEA 2: If you haven’t started yet, join me and Pax and give your dog GreenMin, the mineral-rich green superfood, to correct true mineral deficiencies. I trust you now understand why this is important.

Read reviews of GreenMinGreenMin - mineral support for dogs


Thank you for coming all this way, for loving your dog, and for keeping an open mind.

Episode 5 of the Not Just About Dogs podcast is out today!
What do airplanes and dogs have in common?

Can you believe that everything in this universe, from your dog to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is made of the same building blocks? But what happens if those building blocks are missing or scarce?

In an ideal world (and the African savannah) all our building blocks would be perfectly supplied through the food we eat. However, our modern world has created one of the most troubling imbalances: nutrient deficiencies in our soil.

This is a big “uh-oh” for people, dogs and other animals, because diseases often start with depleted nutrients, such as minerals.

Listen to this podcast to find out how to solve this serious problem.

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