Going Green: Pet owners can reduce, reuse, and recycle

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Winnebago County Animal Services has tips for people with pets, looking to go green.

It says there are simple things you can do, that are better for the environment.  Here’s a list:



  • Reuse plastic grocery bags as pooper scoopers. Be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.
  • Choose a biodegradable cat litter or one that is made from recycled products.
  • Recycle as much packaging as you can or choose pet products with little or no packaging.
  • Reuse old fish tank water around your flower garden or to water your houseplants. Don’t waste it by flushing it down the drain.
  • Reuse the old water from your pet’s water bowl for your plants too.
  • Recycle cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls and cut into 1-inch rings to make great cat toys. Animal Services uses these for toys in our cat cages.
  • Recycle gently used pet supplies. Donate them to a shelter or a resale shop that supports animal rescue.
  • Recycle your aluminum cans and donate the money to a local shelter or rescue group.
  • Recycle old bath towels by donating them to a local animal shelter or rescue group.

WCAS also says adopting or rescuing a pet is also a green option. All adult cats are available this week for $15.  If you’d like more information go to www.wcasrock.org.


Article excerpted from www.wrex.com


About minesgreencircle

Founded in 2008, the Mines Green Circle is the special Green Environmental Unit of Palace of the Golden Horses and Mines Wellness Hotel for “Better Environment, Better Health”. It advocates green practices amongst the personnel of the Palace of the Golden Horses and Mines Wellness Hotels as well as its guests.

Posted on June 17, 2011, in Going Green and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂 Check out this video http://youtu.be/q8r8W2oVMcY, it’s related to your post.

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