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Everyday Enviro with Elise - Low-waste living for dog owners

Date: 07-Apr-20
Author: Elise Catterall

Being a dog-ower can sometimes make living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle significantly more difficult.

Being a dog-ower can sometimes make living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle significantly more difficult.

One of the upsides of being in lockdown is getting to spend so much time with our dog.  And he is so important to us right now; he is our reason for getting out into the sunshine every day, he is company for our newly socially isolated kids, he is a constant source of affection and companionship, and the one family member who wants less space, rather than more. 

But, he is a major consumer.  Being a big, active dog, we can go through food, beds, toys, poo bags - you name it – at an alarming rate. So addressing these things was an important part of our effort to reduce waste as a household.   As many of us are dog owners, I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve learned and adopted to help us reduce our footprint – or paw print, as the case may be.

Food

Toys

Bedding

Waste

Hygiene

Accessories

 

One last point to make. If/when your dog outgrows or no longer needs any items, ensure you complete the cycle by paying the item forward or donating to your local shelter.


See you next time! - Elise

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Elise                                             Catterall
Author: Elise Catterall

Elise is a writer, photographer, and naturopath with a passion for nature. She completed a Master of Public Health in 2017 through the University of Sydney. Her photographic work focuses on flowers and plants as a way of celebrating nature. She has been writing for Planet Ark since 2017, sharing positive environment stories, personal environmental experiences and perspectives.



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