Eco friendly poo disposal?

(11 Posts)
ndo4000 Fri 05-Apr-19 09:02:42

Hi All,

I hate how many poo bags I am adding to landfill. I know you can get biodegradable bags, but has anyone found an even more environmentally friendly way to deal with poo when you're out on a walk?

Thank you!

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2dogsandPG Fri 05-Apr-19 09:16:37

Lots of places (particularly forestry commission) encourage 'stick and flick', so it's off the path. We usually walk ours in woodland and that's reduced our bag usage.

BiteyShark Fri 05-Apr-19 09:18:03

Stick and flick here in the forest or bury if particularly sloppy

I do still use bags in other places.

LoopyLu2019 Fri 05-Apr-19 09:24:24

In Malvern they have a lamp powered by dog poop!!! You use brown paper bags and it goes in an anaerobic digester to convert to electricity. In Oxfordshire they collect food waste for similar digester so I wonder if you could put the poop in those collections, but that would need investigating/campaigning the council. Would be good though if it was possible.

adaline Fri 05-Apr-19 10:42:49

I walk in woods mostly, so we stick and flick. I only use bags if he goes in the garden or a pavement/road.

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 05-Apr-19 10:52:54

Stick and flick is contributing to the massive rise in Echinococcus disease in the U.K. sheep and human population. This was the whole reason for picking up poo in the first place. Please don't do it.
TK max do biodegradable poo bags.

adaline Fri 05-Apr-19 10:56:03

Stick and flick is contributing to the massive rise in Echinococcus disease in the U.K. sheep and human population. This was the whole reason for picking up poo in the first place. Please don't do it

What about in areas where there are signs up asking you to do it?

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BiteyShark Fri 05-Apr-19 11:00:25

Lonecat maybe you need to then take that up with the forestry commission who advocate a stick and flick in the deeper forest areas.

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 05-Apr-19 11:46:21

Sadly the Forestry Commission are resisting current U.K. slaughter house evidence. You are likely to see a lot more from DEFRA once they have finished dealing with the export mess of Brexit.

BiteyShark Fri 05-Apr-19 11:59:02

Does burying it have the same issue? As I often bury his 'excited poos' as much as I can.

ndo4000 Fri 05-Apr-19 18:53:07

I love in a town, and walk in parks so stick and flick wouldn't work here. It sounds like biodegradable bags is the only option.....

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