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I Have a Cat: How Do I Keep Pet Care Low-Impact?

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Keeping yourself and your own carbon footprint in check as a zero-waster is difficult enough. Throw a pet into the picture though and that’s a lot more waste to deal with. Pets require a lot of things, from beds to food to treats to collars to toys. And not to mention: If you have a cat, you have to deal with poop, indoors.

If you have a dog, there are a few things you can do to make your pet care more sustainable — things like using compostable and biodegradable baggies to pick up poop outside and buying longer-term chew toys rather than stuffed animals that will be ripped apart in two hours flat. With cats, the guidelines are a bit different.