Dog owners confess why they don't pick up their dog's poo on walks – but there is a solution

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Photo credit: Sterling750 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sterling750 - Getty Images

Dog owners might have found companionship in their furry friends over the past 12 months, but the rise in pet ownership has led to a surge in abandoned dog waste on walks.

According to new research commissioned by Lily's Kitchen, a staggering 64% of 2,000 respondents declared that dog poo has become an increasing issue in their area, with 31% confessing to not cleaning up after their pups because the waste bags are not recyclable.

Data from their survey also found that London is the worst place for leaving waste on the street (73%), while residents in Wales (70%) and Scotland (68%) said they regularly face problems, too.

On the back of the study, Lily's Kitchen has launched a range of eco-friendly poo bags so that pet parents can clean up their pups easily — and help the planet at the same time. Made using plant-based resources, the bags are fully compostable and biodegradable, meaning they will break down completely.

Photo credit: lilyskitchen.co.uk
Photo credit: lilyskitchen.co.uk

"Being a force for good is important to us at Lily's Kitchen. We wanted to make sure that our poo bags not only serve a very important purpose for pet parents, but also tread lightly on the planet," Samantha Crossley, Marketing Director at Lily's Kitchen, says.

"By offering our Planet Friendly Poo Bags to communities through our 'Poop Troop' dispensers, we're hoping to tackle the huge problem of poo being left on Britain's pavements – waiting for people to step in. We hope to show, not just tell, dog owners that there is a sustainable way to dispose of your pup's poop."

Why not show the planet some love and pick up one of the recyclable bags...

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