That moment when you're out walking your dog and they suddenly squat right in the middle of the path... we've all been there. It's an inevitable part of dog ownership, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. Carrying around a stinky bag of dog poop is not only gross, but it can also be really inconvenient. Trying to juggle a leash, your dog, and a bag of poop is not an easy feat.

That's where PupPouch comes in!

PupPouch was created in April 2021 by Emma, a dog lover from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Emma came up with the idea when she was working as a dog walker and got fed up with having to carry around stinky bags of poop.

The PupPouch is essentially a small, lightweight bag that you can attach to your belt or backpack to make walking your dog a little bit easier (and less smelly). The best part is that it's totally discreet, so you don't have to worry about looking like a crazy person walking around with a bag of poop in your pocket.

In this blog post, we're going to tell you a bit more about the PupPouch and how it can make your life as a dog owner a whole lot easier. But first, let's know the effects of poop on the environment.

The Effects of Poop on The Environment:

In the UK, alone, there are an estimated 13 million dogs kept as pets. This number has seen a marked increase in the past decade, with the population nearly doubling from 7.6 million in 2010/11. It's no surprise then that there is also a large amount of dog poop being produced every day - an estimated 1,106 kilograms in London alone.

While this may not seem like a big deal, the methane emissions from all that dog poop are actually quite significant. In fact, it's estimated that 23,363 tonnes of methane are produced each year in London from dog poop alone. That's equivalent to the weight of 276 Asian elephants!

What's more, a staggering 41% of dog owners don't even bother to clean up after their pets, leaving the poop to decompose and release even more methane into the atmosphere.

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping heat in the atmosphere. So, not only is all that dog poop bad for the environment, but it's also contributing to climate change.

But it's not just the methane emissions that are a problem. Dog poop can also contain a high level of coliform bacteria. When it rains, these bacteria can be washed into storm drains and eventually end up in our oceans, rivers, and streams. This can lead to the contamination of our water supplies and the spread of diseases.

So, what can be done about all this dog poop? 

Well, for starters, dog owners need to be more responsible and clean up after their pets. Biodegradable bags are a great option, as they will decompose in just a few months. However, it's important to make sure that they are disposed of properly, in the correct bin or compost heap.

Regular plastic bags can take hundreds of years to decompose, so they should be avoided if possible. By making some small changes, we can help to reduce the environmental impact of all that dog poop.

Why Use a PupPouch?

An eco-conscious new concept, pup pouches are reusable bags for carrying dog poop designed to make picking up poop easy and pleasant, in turn reducing environmental impact. If carrying a pup pouch catches on as a trend, we could see a significant reduction in the number of people who don't pick up after their dogs. 

Pup pouches owners simply pick up after their dogs as usual with a (biodegradable) poop bag, then plop it in the pup pouch, seal it, and enjoy their walk without thinking or smelling the waste! The pup pouch can be emptied into a bin or at home, rinsed with hot soapy water if needed, and aired out to be used again.

There are a few reasons why you might want to consider using a PupPouch instead of traditional methods for carrying dog poop (i.e. plastic bags). Here are some of the main benefits:

1. They're More Hygienic

PupPouches are made from an anti-microbial material that is resistant to bacteria and odors. This means that you won't have to worry about the bags getting smelly or attracting bugs.

Sean McCormack, Head Vet at tails.com, said: “Dog poo isn’t just harmful to the environment in a number of ways, such as causing issues in the water supply but it also carries harmful bacteria and parasites, that can cause serious illness in ourselves, notably in the form of Toxocariasis.”This means that not only are pup pouches more hygienic for the environment, but they're also more hygienic for you and your dog.

2. They Help Reduce Environmental Waste

Unlike plastic bags, which are only meant to be used once and then thrown away, PupPouches can be used over and over again. This makes them much more eco-friendly and cost-effective in the long run.

3. They're Convenient

PupPouches are small and lightweight, so they won't take up much space in your bag or purse. And, since they're easy to use, you won't have to waste time fumbling with a plastic bag when you're trying to clean up after your dog. Plus they are made of a waterproof liner, so you don't have to worry about any accidents.

4. They Make Cleaning Up After Your Dog a Breeze

PupPouches make it easy to pick up dog poop, which means that you're less likely to leave it behind on walks. This helps to keep our parks and streets clean and free of waste.

Never Worry About Dog Poop Again With Puppouches

If you're a dog owner, then you know that cleaning up after your pet can be a bit of a hassle. But it's important to do, both for the environment and for public health. PupPouches make it easy to pick up dog waste and dispose of it properly, so you can enjoy your walks without having to worry about the mess.

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