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Let’s talk about dog poop. There are over 4 million dogs in Australia, each producing up to 100kg of waste annually. That’s a whole lot of poop that is either left in places it shouldn’t be or collected in plastic bags and disposed of in rubbish bins.
We should all care about our environment. A healthy environment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier us. The little things we do each day can make such a difference, which is why this year we have chosen to compost our dog poop.
Why compost dog poop?
Uncollected dog poop is messy, smelly and unhygienic. Composting dog poop keeps your yard clean and provides a healthier environment for your family and pets.
Dog poop left in public areas such as parks, beaches, nature strips and footpaths is unsightly and pollutes our environment. Rain washes uncollected waste down the drain resulting in the pollution of our waterways.
By collecting dog poop you are helping to reduce this negative impact on our environment.
How to compost dog poop
We have been researching this for a little while. While we often like to DIY, this was a project we wanted to have a good success rate with. We couldn’t bear the thought of going to a lot of effort and ending up with a stinking pile of poop that didn’t compost properly. Ewww!
We decided on the EnsoPet kit, which contains everything needed to start composting the dog poop. The kit includes:
- a very easy to assemble recycled plastic composter;
- a 1kg bag of EnsoPet Starter (a whole lot of lovely little micro-organisms that accelerate the breakdown of the waste, eliminate smell and do other really good things to the poop and your soil);
- a pair of tongs (handy for poop collection!); and
- all the instructions you need.
Installing the EnsoPet composter was incredibly easy – as our Poppy installed it for us! That aside, the installation is so easy, even if you don’t have a Poppy around, you’ll enjoy this mini-project.
We’re feeling pretty good starting our new year by doing something good for the planet. Composting with the EnsoPet will reduce a significant volume of plastic bags and dog poop ending up in landfill, while at the same time returning carbon and nutrients to the soil. That’s something to feel good about!
EnsoPet have generously provided us with one complete EnsoPet Composting Starter Kit to give away. Share your funniest poop story in the comments below and you could be our lucky winner.
Competition closes 11.59pm 18 January, 2017. Winner will be announced on 19 January, 2017 on this page at doxiesdownunder.com. The prize pool totals one EnsoPet Starter Kit. If prize is unclaimed by 26 January, 2017 the prize will be forfeited and redrawn.