What to Carry: Washable vs. Disposable Dog Diapers

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What to Carry: Washable vs. Disposable Dog Diapers

As a pet store owner, you have several important decisions you have to make. One of those biggest decisions and discussions that come up is: should you carry washable or disposable diapers? It is a big decision since you need to take into consideration what is going to be best for your customers and at the same time be best for the environment. Here are some facts on disposable diapers versus washable diapers, and what your best choice may be.

"According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an estimated amount of 20 billion disposable diapers are dumped into landfills throughout the country each year, creating about 3.5 million tons of waste."

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an estimated amount of 20 billion disposable diapers are dumped into landfills throughout the country each year, creating about 3.5 million tons of waste. If your mind is not blown yet, picture this: 3.5 million tons of disposable diaper waste is equivalent to the weight of 17,500 blue whales! That huge amount is being placed into landfills throughout the country every year (*mind is now blown*). This is a bad thing because the diapers provided to help pet parents in every way possible is slowly destroying the planet.

In addition, disposable diapers release pathogens (anything that can produce disease; can be in the form of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and worms) into the environment from the solid waste that they contain. Research also shows that these diapers that are filling up the landfills take up to 500 years to degrade. Can you believe that? It takes 5 centuries for these disposable diapers and their waste to deteriorate!

During this process, used disposable diapers also create and place methane and other toxic gasses into the air, not to mention that disposable diapers manufacturers use volatile chemicals that also end up in the ecosystem. And it’s a big deal because it can impact human health and it has a large amount of carbon footprint that greatly contributes to the ozone depletion, hence, global warming!

All facts stated, it is clear that disposable diapers have a negative impact on the environment, for several reasons - impact to human health through the release of pathogens in the environment, and a large amount of carbon footprint it produces that results to global warming

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Taking into account the steps and ways people have been involving themselves in taking part in saving the planet and incorporating it on their day-to-day activities, such as using paper cups, eco bags, stainless straws, or no straws for that matter -- because of this, washable dog diapers are also starting to become more of a fad more than ever for pet parents to decrease negative environmental impacts and to better the environment.Washable dog diapers are certainly the more economical way to go since these diapers are made to be used and washed over and over again thus not contributing daily to the pile of diapers dumped in the landfills.

And, if you buy the right washable dog diapers to offer your customers, they will be useful regardless of how many washes they go through.

If your customers have a fur-baby that must wear a diaper for the rest of his life or even just an extended period of time, using Pet Parents® Dog Diapers is certainly the more economical way to go. Since these diapers are made to be used and washed over and over again, they are tougher and won’t rip or tear.

They are also the best choice when it comes to “going green,” because they are reused instead of being tossed into the trash.

Pet parents also won’t have to worry about potentially harmful dyes and gels used in disposable brand diapers. This makes Pet Parents® Dog Diapers an all-around healthier choice for your customers and their fur-babies.

They are also the best choice when it comes to “going green,” because they are reused instead of being tossed into the trash.

Pet parents also won’t have to worry about potentially harmful dyes and gels used in disposable brand diapers.

This makes Pet Parents® Dog Diapers an all-around healthier choice for your customers and their fur-babies.

"If your customers have a fur-baby that must wear a diaper for the rest of his life or even just an extended period of time, using Pet Parents® Dog Diapers is certainly the more economical way to go."

The Author:

Micka V.

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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