Purchase biodegradable pet waste bags
How does this action
help our Lagoon?
Did you know that an average-size dog dropping contains billions of fecal coliform bacteria—almost twice as much as human waste? Dogs are estimated to generate 26,000,000 pounds of poop in Brevard annually. Multiple studies have shown that around 40% of people do not pick up after their dog. That is 9,600,000 pound of poop left behind! When that waste is left on the ground, rain can wash it into storm drains and ditches leading to the Lagoon, loading the water with pollutants and harmful bacteria.
When walking your pet, remember to pick up after your pet. Then take a look at your pet waste bag. Plastic bags can take 10-20 years to decompose in a landfill, whereas biodegradable bags made from paper, plants, vegetable or corn oils breakdown in just months. Respect our environment and preserve our Lagoon.
Upload a photo of your receipt for proof of purchasing biodegradable pet waste bags.
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