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May 29, 2023 4 min read

Paw-some Ways to Achieve Plastic-Free Pet Care: Our Top Tips Revealed…

Welcome back, GFZ, to where we share the ins and outs of living a more sustainable lifestyle in a fun and realistic way, give you some recommended tools and products to get you there, and some cheesy puns to match. All wrapped up (plastic-free wrapping, of course) into one blog! 

In this article, we’re diving into the world of plastic free pet care. Join us as we uncover tips and tricks to make our furry friends' lives greener and more joyful!

Go For Zero Pet Care Essentials

Let’s start with the ‘business’ end of things…

When it comes to seeking out eco-friendly alternatives for our pets there are a few things that come to mind that are staples such as poop bags! By opting for eco-conscious options, we can ensure our pets are happy and the environment stays healthy too! So here’s our solutions pet waste. From waste bags all the way to composting it… yep! 

Eco Friendly Poop Bags

When it comes to on-the-go pet waste bags, there is a wide range of options available. While the market is increasingly offering eco-friendly choices, it's important to be cautious of "greenwashing." To ensure you make the right choice, prioritize compostable bags over bioplastics or biodegradable plant-based plastics. Look for home-compostable dog waste bags made from plant-based thermoplastic corn starch resins that are 100% compostable. These bags here offer exceptional strength and puncture resistance (thank goodness). With these compostable waste bags, not only will your furry friend take care of their business, but they'll also be taking care of the planet.

A Dog Poo Composter!

We know! The last time you were this shocked was when Ellie jumped on the stories to talk about reusable toilet paper… but hear us out haha! 

Get ready to turn your pet's waste into eco-friendly gold with the ultimate pet waste home composter system. Say goodbye to the days of throwing away those stinky bags and hello to sustainable composting adventures. This magical system transforms your furry friend's waste into nutrient-rich compost that will make your plants flourish like never before. But hold your horses, folks! While it's tempting to toss pet waste into your normal home compost, it's a no-no for a good reason. Pet waste can contain harmful pathogens and bacteria that may not be adequately broken down in your regular compost pile, posing risks to your plants and potentially compromising the safety of your home-grown goodies. That's why having a dedicated pet waste composter is essential. So, let's keep our gardens blooming and our pets' messes contained in their own composting kingdom. 

Enso Pet Waste Composter

Sustainable Grooming…

Finding toxin-free pet shampoo, brushes and treatments is crucial for the health and well-being of our beloved furry companions. Pets, just like humans, can be sensitive to harsh chemicals commonly found in conventional pet grooming products.

These chemicals, such as artificial fragrances, sulfates, and parabens, can cause skin irritations, allergies, and even more severe health issues in pets. By opting for toxin-free alternatives, we prioritize the safety of our pets and reduce the risk of exposing them to potentially harmful substances. Natural and organic pet shampoos and treatments are formulated with gentle ingredients that not only effectively clean and nourish their fur but also promote a healthier coat and skin.

Additionally, using eco-friendly pet products contributes to a safer environment by minimizing the release of harmful chemicals into our water systems and ecosystems. Ultimately, choosing toxin-free pet grooming products demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of our furry companions and the planet we share.

Our 3 DIY Delights; Toys, Treats & More…

  1. Why not unleash your creativity and make some homemade pet toys & treats? Repurpose old t-shirts into tug-of-war ropes or create catnip-infused socks for your feline friends. DIY toys are not only a fantastic way to reduce plastic waste but also provide hours of fun for your pets. Get crafty and bond with your furry pals!
  2. Give your pet's diet a green makeover by choosing sustainable pet food options. Look for brands that use locally sourced ingredients and have eco-friendly packaging, like the range from Whoa Nelly! Additionally, consider making homemade pet treats! We’ve seen some delicious pet recipe ideas here! 
  3. Bedding! Say goodbye to conventional bedding options for your furry friends and hop on the sustainability train with DIY pet bedding. Give your pets a cozy and environmentally friendly haven by repurposing old household items. Transform that worn-out sweater into a snug pet blanket or repurpose those denim jeans into a trendy pet bed cover. Let your imagination run wild as you create a personalised oasis for your four-legged companions. 

Messy But Great…

Our beloved pets are like little tornadoes of joy, leaving a trail of fur and dirt in their wake, reminding us that life's adventures can be wonderfully messy! Use eco-friendly, pet-safe cleaners or simply it even more and try some DIY solutions such as vinegar and baking soda. They are not only gentle on the environment but also safe for your furry friends. Plus, you'll avoid unnecessary plastic packaging while maintaining a clean and healthy home. Woot woot!

Remember, sustainable pet care isn't just about our pets; it's about nurturing a planet that can support them for generations to come. Together, we can make a difference and ensure a paws-itively green future!

Thank you for being here GFZs, until next week! For now, we think you’ll also love this blog here on Our Top 5 Zero Waste On-the-go Essentials another favourite of ours! 

Much love, 

GFZ Team oxox 

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