Dog waste is a huge problem in the streets of major cities like New York– it’s gross, unpleasant, and detrimental to the environment. Various methods of dealing with the dog waste are currently on the market, including plastic, biodegradable, and compostable bags. All current methods have their pros and cons, but none of them seem to achieve the ideal solution– a method of picking up dog waste that is easy, non-gross, and eco-friendly. Is it possible that a new technology has been created, capable of achieving the ideal “pooper scooper” pet parents desire? Read on to find out about Curbicus, a clean compostable solution to dog waste collection for urban pet parents.
What is Curbicus?
Curbicus is a patent-pending technology that eliminates the “gross factor” when handling dog waste, and helps to keep the streets of urban areas clean. Cities are filled to the brim with dogs, and when each dog produces about 275 pounds of poop per year on average, and people don’t have a good method of cleaning this poop up, these cities are presented with a problem. In addition to being gross, dog waste contains harmful bacteria, such as ringworm, E. coli, and Salmonella, which is both dangerous and unpleasant. Nobody likes stepping in dog poop, but nobody likes to clean it up either, which is why Curbicus is the perfect solution.
Pet-parents often avoid picking up after their dogs because it is both gross and inconvenient to carry a bag full of poop around. The mentality is “if I don’t pick up after my dog just this once, nobody will notice.” Yes, if just one person occasionally chose to not pick up after their dog, then there would be no issue. But when this is the mentality of many people in a huge city, the problem that all city dwellers know all too well occurs– dog poop on every single street. Even when people do choose to pick up after their dogs, they often use plastic bags, which as everyone knows, are extremely harmful towards the environment and not eco-friendly in the slightest. However, the knowledge that dog waste is harmful towards the environment does not change the fact that picking it up is unpleasant, and likely will not change the mentality of a large percentage of pet parents. This is why a sort of technology that addresses these issues is necessary to keep both dog owners and city dwellers, as well as the environment, happy.
What makes Curbicus different from the usual plastic bags?
Curbicus is a compact cylindrical device, weighing 1.5 lbs, and can attach to a dog leash or be worn on the pet parent’s wrist. It contains a small, battery-operated vacuum mechanism and self-closing compostable bags, making it an easy one-handed, two-step process. It’s easy to carry, easy to use, and great for the environment. Now, dog owners won’t have to worry about coming into contact with the dog poop, and will simultaneously be helping to keep our planet clean, which is extremely important with the drastic climate change occurring. Curbicus may quite possibly be the ultimate pooper scooper of the future, helping to save the planet, one dog at a time.
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