How do i become a zero waste pet owner? There are so many small changes we can make in our own lives to be more environmentally friendly. Including how we care for our pets. How we choose and use products can have a huge impact on the environment and wildlife.
Walking to the park rather than driving to take your dog for a walk. Or feeding your wild birds with a biodegradable coconut feeder can make a world of difference over a space of time.
So, whether you are a lifelong pet owner or you’re taking your first steps to becoming one. We have put together some tips to help reduce your pets’ carbon paw print.
Top tips for being an eco friendly pet owner
WHAT TO DO WITH MY DOGS FAECES
REDUCE YOUR PACKAGING
Whether you feed your pet dry, wet, or raw food the main area you should focus on is the packaging. Always try to find food and treats with recyclable packaging. The best way to avoid packaging is to buy food loose and store it using your own reusable containers.
Buying a loose product is the only way to ensure the full reduction of any packaging. With this in mind, we always offer our products in bulk boxes and wherever this is not possible we use recyclable materials to package our individual treats. Buying in bulk also means you always have a stock of your pet’s favourite treat.
WALK THIS WAY
It can be very tempting to drive to a beautiful park to take your dog for a walk, even though there might be other suitable places to go within walking distance. If you are meeting up with friends and their pups, consider carpooling and share the driving.
Maybe consider taking public transport or even taking public transport where pets are allowed can make a big difference.
There are many plastic toys that dogs enjoy playing with, but those toys can have an impact on the environment.
If you want to be more environmentally friendly, then you could make some DIY toys for your dog by using t-shirts, rope, and other old belongings.
Why spend money on plastic toys when you can make dog toys on your own that your furry friend can enjoy?
USE BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS
Being a zero-waste pet owner us not only dog toys where you can be eco-friendly, there are a number of biodegradable products available if you want to reduce your carbon footprint.
Biodegradable products come in all shapes and sizes from biodegradable cat litter, eco-friendly cleaning products, and dog collars and leads. The spectrum is wide and varied and even feeding your garden birds can be eco-friendly.
Feeding your wild birds using coconut feeders can help reduce your carbon footprint, enjoy watching the birds feast in its contents whilst knowing you are helping the environment. Once your birds have had their fill from the contents the shells can be used as a water feeder or throw on the compost heap to rot down.