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Dog Waste Bags Biodegradable, but Not Multi-Use



Editor's Note:

Today The Watershed brings you an update from guest writer Nai Jaffer, Lions Bay's Public Works Manager.

(Your humble editor remembers back in her 'Seagull' days, when tree cutting and dog poop topped the list of contentious topics. Nice to see some things haven't changed!)


In response to Arlene Halstrom's complaint about the new biodegradable dog waste bags, we would like to explain the reasoning behind the switch. The previous plastic bags were non-biodegradable, and in 2020, Public Works made a conscious effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills. The new bags are designed to break down naturally over time, which is a significant improvement over traditional plastic bags.

It's important to note that we haven't received any other complaints from residents about the bags being too thin. We believe that it's essential to prioritize the health of our environment and make small changes that we can in this regard. We will continue to monitor the situation and see if additional complaints come in.

In the meantime, we encourage residents to continue using the biodegradable bags and consider the positive impact they are having on our community and the environment as a whole. We appreciate Arlene's feedback and will take it into consideration as we continue to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the bags we provide.

And in closing, we do not recommend using dog waste bags as lunch bags.

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Lunch bags! 😳 Hahaha! 😂

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kc dyer
kc dyer
Mar 30, 2023

Editor's Note: Yesterday I noticed a typo on this post and when I took it down to fix, I somehow managed to delete the comments. I'm still not sure how it happened, and will restore them if possible. Apologies from the management!

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