Nancy Davis Kho
November 13, 2011
Experts say: Proper disposal of dog waste isn’t just about keeping streets and parks clean; it’s a minimum requirement for ensuring public health. Robert Reed, Recology’s public relations manager, points out that “when it rains, fecal waste from pets winds up in storm drains, creeks and eventually the bay.”
Biodegradable and bio-based bags, such as those made of corn, are a good choice if you’re trying to stay away from petroleum-based products. But if the bags head to the landfill, chances are they’re not breaking down in a meaningful time frame anyway.