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