The Pet Poo Pocket Guide: How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide: How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste

by Rose Seemann

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Overview

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide: How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste by Rose Seemann

Reduce the environmental paw print of your furry friend

Whether you’re looking to safely manage your own pet’s waste or revolutionize the way we handle our nations’, this book is for you... —Aimee Christy, Research Scientist, Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA

With eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats in the US alone, pet waste is a serious problem, polluting land and waterways and contributing upwards of 10 million tons of material to landfills every year. Dog and cat owners who trash their pets’ offerings daily are in denial about how much waste is produced and what happens to it. Those who want to make the responsible choice often turn to the internet, only to find misleading, confusing and contradictory information.

The Pet Poo Pocket Guide will help you reduce your pet’s environmental paw print with:
Best practices for cycling pet waste back to nature
Suggestions on how to tailor your approach based on location, situation, weather, needs or available time
Instructions for using your composted pet waste safely to enrich your soil and nourish ornamental plants.

This no-nonsense guide is a must-read for any pet owner who is concerned about the environmental impact of their best friend, and is seeking a safe and practical solution.

… concise, engaging, and often humorous … an array of options for sustainable pet waste disposal and upcycling… explained in down-to-earth language accessible to the general reader.—Sami Gray, landscaper/ nurserywoman/ botanist, Washington State

Rose Seemann is the owner and operator of EnviroWagg, a company dedicated to collecting and composting canine waste into safe, nutrient-rich garden soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865717930
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rose Seemann is the owner and operator of Enviro-Wagg, a company dedicated to collecting and composting canine waste into safe, nutrient-rich garden soil. She established the company after her extensive investigations into the issue of pet waste disposal in North America uncovered an astounding labyrinth of denial, stonewalling and deception. Rose's goal is to educate and guide pet owners in the safe and responsible composting and upcycling of their dogs and cats' waste - in doing so she hopes to nudge the world toward a more sustainable future.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Good intentions but clueless – 783
Dealing with dog doo: a speed-of-light history – 1,085
Cat poo: another story altogether – 424
How did I get into this crap? – 641
Piled higher and deeper – 1,215
Kitty footnotes – 611
You take it. No, you take it. — 850
Oh, ick…NOT! – 1,160
Before we start: Five more preliminary items – (4,056 total section)
Hazards – 1,322
Start with healthy dogs and cats – 225
Location, location, location – 537
The great pick-up bag charade – 790
Heavy metals and pharmas – 391
And so we begin: Best practices for pet waste recycling – (13,402 total section)
Flushing – 1,033
Burial – 1,090
Biodigestion / septic bin – 1,401
Bokashi (Essential Microorganisms/EM) – 1,914
Composting – 1,499
Adapting dog/cat waste composting to space and climate – 1,780
Combining practices: my EM-piphany – 747
Moldering – 874
Vermiculture (cultivating worm poop) – 2,267
Mission possible: “gold star” dog waste compost – 2,489
Plant power unleashed! – 1,796
Conclusion – 121
References – 583
Acknowledgements – TBD

"Nature does have manure and she does have roots as well as blossoms, and you can't hate the manure and blame the roots for not being blossoms." - Buckminster Fuller

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