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A poo bag question

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by JoanneF, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Sometimes when we are out we come across a clean, unused poo bag that has clearly just fallen out of a pocket. I have no qualms about picking it up (provided it really is clean and in good condition) to use. Everybody wins - less litter, free poo bag. But - Mr F thinks it's a disgusting thing to do.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Biker John

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    I have picked clean ones up, as you said its a win-win.
     
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  3. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I agree with the above. I'm still working on convincing OH that it's fine to use a clean (obviously) poo bag to collect blackberries when I find them on walks.
     
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    That's a great idea :)
     
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  5. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    As long as it's clean I don't see the problem!
     
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  6. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Yeah definitely fine to use them if they're clean! In the past I have even used a carrier bag found on the walk if I've ran out of poo bags!
     
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    I do that!

    Yes I'd pick up a clean dropped poo bag and use it. Why not?

    I've had to resort to large green leaves once in extremis. I have no idea why there wasn't a roll of bags in the walking pouch but there you go. Of course he didn't choose to use any of the hedgerows that day did he. Oh no - he chose a patch of manicured grass in the middle of the village. Luckily there was a bush with big leaves handy so I improvised. Even more lucky there was a waste bin a few hundred yards away!
     
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    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Ooh dear, haha, desperate times! And some people would have just left it, that shows pure dedication! Lucky there was a bin nearby, there is only one in our village!!!
     
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  9. Flobo

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    Sometimes if I find a clean one I loosely tie it to a bush, tree or whatever is do-able, just incase someone is out and realize they have no bags on them... I've never found them still there in the next day or so, so they must get used.
    I've also had to improvise, like most, when my dog squeezed yet another slightly 'oohy' one out on way home in middle of pavement and I had to use my hanky, thankfully there was a bin close by. ( and yes I do still use a hanky instead of tissues as my nose is like a tap for most of the year!)
     
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    If it was clean then yes.. better than leaving plastic bags blowing about...
     
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    I do the same. Picks up plastic from the environment, that would otherwise get swept into waterways.
     

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