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Planet-happy pet tricks

Friday, February 15th, 2008

You may recycle plastic bags and work hard to use cloth bags instead. But when you take the pooch for a walk, you have to scoop his poop into something – probably a plastic bag that then goes into the trash and ends up in a landfill. Same deal with litter pan liners for the feline member of the family.

Well, help is here. BioBag offers doggie waste bags and cat pan liners that are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable, made from cornstarch and renewable resources. You can get 100 dog waste bags for $18.45 and 10 cat pan liners for $18.40 at You can find natural alternatives to clay litter made from corn and wheat at your grocer. is in on the green pet campaign as well. For $9.95, it offers the Orbee-Tuff RecycleBall and RecycleBone. Non-toxic and mint flavored, they are made from leftover material that would otherwise be thrown away. And if Rambo chews them up, you can send the bits back to the company for recycling into future toys.

The company also makes an eco-friendly, 100 percent hemp, fleece-lined adjustable harness that also doubles as a doggie seatbelts for rides.

China bans plastic shopping bags

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

In reaction to the environmental impact of billions of thin plastic bags floating around China, the government has banned their production altogether. The backers of the law hope that this will lead to greater environmental awareness throughout the population. Going forward, groceries will have to be packed into straw baskets or cloth bags as they were before the bags became ubiquitous. In response to China’s initiative, Australia has also committed to phasing the bags out by year’s end.

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