On 9/26/2017, I picked up trash, as usual, and found this empty bag. It’s was a neatly folded plastic bag. I opened it up (to use it to hold more trash that I found) and saw a sticker on the bag that indicated it was intended for picking up dog poop. I researched the maker (listed on the sticker) and wrote the following note:
Note to Best Pet Supplies, Inc.
I am one of those weirdos who picks up trash. My daughter and I even started a blog:
Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
One of the things I picked up this morning was an un-used dog poop bag that someone dropped.
I looked for info on it and found your name and logo on the closure sticker.
What I did not see was any info on the bag that is was manufactured with post consumer waste.
Obviously, one is not going to recycle a plastic poop bag filled with dog shit, but at the VERY LEAST, you could consider the earth and make that bag out of post consumer waste. How nice and lasting does a literal sack of shit need to be?
Even better, make your bags biodegradable!
Do we really need for those bags, and shit in those bags, to sit around in pristine condition until our posterity have long since passed along? I don’t think so.
I’m hoping you will consider putting some thought into, and take some responsibility for, what happens to your products (all of them) once they are used.
How about being a leader on this?
Do something good for your future, my future, the future of our children, and the future of all those dogs you make poop bags for?
Writing and Calling Companies About Their Packaging
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