Happy Earth Day!
Dogs are natural tree huggers. They appreciate fresh air and the feeling of grass beneath their paws. They reduce household waste by removing select items from the trash can and eating them (later returning said items to the earth in biodegradable form).
Here to help you celebrate Earth Day are some of phetched’s favorite planet-friendly products.
Clean Go Pet Reusable Puppy Pads offer a green alternative for those still struggling with the whole “outside” thing. The heavy-duty material absorbs and holds liquid (up to 8 cups for the large size… whoa) and are machine washable for use again and again for — voila! — less waste (horrible pun intended). Available at PetEdge.
Humans do lots of silly things, but one of the silliest things we do is scoop up 100% biodegradable poop, place it in plastic, non-biodegradable bags, and toss it in a landfill to sit for thousands of years. However, while your dog’s deposit on the sidewalk may break down naturally in a matter of days, your neighbors may not appreciate such “ecological” thinking. Carry along some biodegradable poop bags from poopbags.com (or biobagusa.com) to keep both Mother Earth and Ms. Jones happy. Made from corn and other renewable products, they are 100% biodegradable and break down in a matter of mere weeks.
Burt’s Bees wants to be “the greenest personal care company on Earth,” and they’re working toward that goal by using all natural ingredients, sustainable packaging, and ecologically friendly transport of products. Their Herbal Insect Repellent is DEET-free and safe for use on your furry friends.
And finally, how can you not love West Paw Design‘s products?
Their dog beds, such as the Eco Nap, are made using post-consumer recycled materials — a medium-sized Eco Nap keeps 21 plastic soda bottles out of our landfills.
West Paw’s Eco Bones (below) are made of 85% re-engineered recycled materials. And to further prove their commitment to protecting our environment, West Paw offers a unique product recycling program: if your pooch happens to ever destroy the Hurley (below), send it back to West Paw to be recycled, and they’ll send you a free replacement. Now, that’s what I call eco-friendliness with bite.