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  • textdoc

    Good poster/concept.
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    Too bad it doesn’t mention (I guess since Jefferson County is in Colorado) that dog poop also provides a food source for RATS.

  • Mike

    What does “packing out” dog waste mean? Typo for “picking up”?

    • navyard

      The signs appear to have originally been made for trails. You “pack in” what you’re going to use in your backpack and you “pack out” anything that wasn’t there when you arrived (or more). The goal is to not leave any evidence that you were there, so that others may enjoy the same pristine environment that would exist.

  • MadMax

    I want one of these!

  • APRO

    Question? Dog poop goes into a plastic bag… in the trash… dumped in a landfill… What’s worst? While its very clear to me that dog sh*t everywhere is not cool, blowing the environmental whistle is always funny with this one…lol and yes I pick-up after my pup…

    • Anonymous

      My outrage is reserved for people who place their little blue bags of dog poop on rocks or fallen trees in Rock Creek Park. Just once I’d like to come across one of the people who does this.

      • Anonymous

        And people who place their little blue bag of poop on someone else’s lawn because why should they carry it to a trash can when someone else can dispose of it for them.

      • DF

        Yes yes! I’d much rather they just not bag up the shit in the park. Blows my mind….

    • wdc

      The volume of plastic that goes into landfills from bagged poop is such a minuscule percentage of the overall that it’s not even worth discussing. The quality of life effect of leaving even one pile of dog shit in a densely populated area way, WAY outweighs any possible environmental impact of a small plastic bag.

      • MadMax

        +1, plus, again, rats.

        • textdoc

          Amen.

          • Petworhtington

            All the popular green bags are 100% biodegradable as well.

    • Elvis’s Mom

      Many of us do make the effort to buy biodegradable bags, for just this concern. They’re pretty readily available.

      • Pleasanter

        Unfortunately, “biodegradable” plastics don’t biodegrade in landfill conditions.

        • wdc

          Nothing really does. Landfills are anaerobic. They’ll be interesting for future archeologists, if we don’t incinerate the planet first.

        • textdoc

          Yep, that had been my impression too — that “biodegradable” stuff might actually biodegrade if left exposed to the sun, but isn’t likely to biodegrade if buried in a landfill.
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          Still… it’s gotta be better (or less bad) than nonbiodegradable plastic bags, right?

    • Anonymous

      The main whistle that needs to be blown is the one that tells dog owners to clean up after their dogs. How they choose to do it is on them.

      • anon

        Amen. Can we extend the “please pick up after you pet” rule to things like shared car services (e.g. car2go and Zipcar)? I often get into furry and muddy car2go’s and really wish the pet owner would bring wipes to clean the car a touch before they exit.

        • MadMax

          Wow, gross.

        • anon

          You can report that to the company and the previous driver may get charged.

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