Did you know that on average an adult 10kg mid-sized dog’s carbon footprint is 2000 kg CO2 per year. Five tonnes of CO2 is roughly the same as the emissions produced by one cars every year.
It takes about 100 trees to absorb that amount of CO2.
What you can do to reduce your dog’s pawprint:
1. Avoid aluminum cans and multilayered plastic packaging because they mostly end up in landfills. Landfills produce high levels of methane gas and CO₂, generated by the rotting rubbish in the ground. Choose instead recyclable and biodegradable packaging, which will have a clear recycling symbol.
2. Use biodegradable poop bags.
3. Most commercial pet foods (both wet and dry) are transported thousands of kilometres to your dog’s bowl. Consider preparing and cooking food yourself, with local ingredients.
The carbon pawprint information was provided by EQUALS. We create tailor-made recipes made to the tastes and nutritional requirements for every dog. We believe that cooking for your best friend strengthens your bond, it’s also sustainable too. Find out more at equals.dog