Our furbabies bring us so much much joy - we love them like any other member of the family.
And while being an owner means lots of doggy cuddles and slobbery kisses, there are some things that are a little less cute: dog poo.
Clearing up dog mess might not be the most glamorous of jobs when it comes to looking after our furry friends, but it just has to be done. It’s all part of being a responsible dog owner.
But unfortunately, some owners are guilty of not picking up their dog’s poo. And with the surge in popularity of those getting a dog during the pandemic, dog waste is becoming an increasing issue in many areas.
Don’t be that person!
According to new research commissioned by Lily’s Kitchen, a whopping 64% of 2,000 respondents declared it a problem, with 31% also confessing to not cleaning up after their pups – admitting that they think poo bags ‘are wasteful’ because they cannot be recycled.
So, the award-winning producer of proper food for pets is taking a stand, launching a new clean-up campaign known as ‘Poop Troop’.
It is a community initiative that promotes responsible pet parenting by facilitating a way for dog owners to pick up their pooch’s poo in the most sustainable way possible.
It’s placed pop-up poo bag dispensers in dog-walking hot spots across the country.
So now there really is no excuse!
Located in some of the UK’s worst-offending areas, the dispensers contain the brand’s new Planet Friendly Poo Bags to help tackle the crisis and give pet parents a sustainable solution to disposing of their dog’s waste.
You can find the pop-up dispensers in the following locations:
- Tunbridge Wells
- Tooting Common
- Clapham Common
- Palmeira Square/ Adelaide Crescent/ Hove Lawns – Brighton
- Brockwell Park, Brixton
- Mill Hill, London
- Hampstead Heath
- Victoria Park
Have you spotted any while out on walkies?
It’s not just the rise in dog poo left on the pavements that’s causing concern for many of us owners, it’s also the number of plastic bags used to dispose of dogs’ waste.
Putting pets, people, and the planet at the heart of everything it does, Lily’s Kitchen has launched its environmentally-friendly poo bags so that pet parents can clean up after their dogs guilt-free.
Made using renewable plant-based resources, the bags are fully compostable and biodegradable so that the poo bags will break down completely.
Samantha Crossley, Marketing Director at Lily’s Kitchen said: “Being a force for good is important to us at Lily’s Kitchen. We wanted to make sure that our poo bags not only serve a very important purpose for pet parents, but also tread lightly on the planet.
“By offering our Planet Friendly Poo Bags to communities through our ‘Poop Troop’ dispensers, we’re hoping to tackle the huge problem of poo being left on Britain’s pavements – waiting for people to step in.
“We hope to show, not just tell, dog owners that there is a sustainable way to dispose of your pup’s poop.”
Lily’s Kitchen’s compostable Planet Friendly Poo Bags are available nationwide from lilyskitchen.co.uk, with an RRP of £6 for 60 poo bags.
Owners can dispose of used poo bags into dog waste bins, where the poo bags will break down.