Roving Reporter | Can You Think of Some Other Plastic Bag "Alternatives" for Pet Waste Disposal?

Howdy! With all the engaged dialog that's been happening in our community and on the WWN regarding plastic bags, it got some of us thinking about all the plastic bags that are already in our food/kitchen packaging that could serve to help dispose of pet waste rather than the "one use" bags from stores (grocery, and others).

As an animal lover, and cat owner, disposing of pet waste is a bit of a concern for me, and from reading our online comments is a concern of some other folks as well. Can you help us think of some other plastic bag "alternatives" for pet waste disposal? Thanks - Alicia

Pictured clock-wise: Chip/Pretzel Bags, Vegetable Bags, Freezer Bags, Cereal Insert Bags. Not pictured: Newspaper Bags.


  1. A shovel and bucket and dump it into the toilet!

    1. That might work for dogs, but cat urine clumped in litter would reek havoc on my septic system!

    2. Anonymous1/01/2015

      Exactly...and totally agree you can not put this into toilets..I use my bags for cleaning out my cats litter box...

  2. Anonymous12/24/2014

    I don't think I realized how many bags are around us already, to be honest. Susan

  3. Anonymous12/24/2014

    I use a cardboard box and line it with some used plastic bag I already have. I scoop the poop with a little shovel thing, and dump it in the bag -lined box. I use this for several days then close it up and put it in the trash. I keep it outside in a trash can. It can be easily lifted out and tossed. This way you use a used box, a used bag and throw it all away in at once.

  4. There's always the biodegradable bag. Yes, they cost a bit more than conventional ones (alright, a lot more than the free ones brought home from the grocery store), however, if you're really concerned....


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