- Pets and Animals
Bag it bin it - a series of short but humorous films highlighting the problem of dog poo bag litter.
Dog poop bag litter
Dog waste bags littering the countryside and cities
Whenever I take the dog for a walk there will always be dog poo bags (full) discarded by the wayside. They hang from trees, they lie on the path and they are stuck into fences. Why bother to bag it if you are not going to bin it? All this does is preserve the poop in plastic for what seems like forever. Even if they left the poop alone, nature would eventually reabsorb it - if it didn't end up on your shoe first.
Dog poo bag litter is a completely sensless piece of vandalism with the most obnoxious of items. All because the owner will not carry the bag to a bin.
To try and highlight this problem I have made a series of short humorous films on the subject of dog poo bag litter. The way I look at it, these bags of dog poop are going to be around for a long time, so this series of dog poo bag video's take a historical time line from Adam and Eve to post apocalyptic, stopping off at ancient Egypt along the way. The thinking being that dog poop bag litter just doesn't go away and pops up where you least expect it.
How to solve the dog poo litter problem?
I think more bins and better education with perhaps bigger fines for dog poo littering.
What would your suggestions be? Please leave a comment below.
Forbidden Fruit - Dog poo bag litter in the time of Adam and Eve
The Curse of the Mummy - Dog waste litter in ancient Egypt
Fresh Today - Dog poo bag litter in the water supply
Decorations - Dog poop bag litter growing on trees
Aromatherapy - Dog waste bag litter is a pain in the...
Dog poo bags aren't left lying around by irresponsible dog owners, they arrive from space in a meteorite!
Post apocalypse the only thing remaining will be a dog poo bag gently floating through space
Big shout out to the actors and film crew on Bag It Bin It
The series of short films were made over 3 days as part of the Liverpool Kino Caberet in 2009.
Major thanks to actors Andrew Welsh (latterly of London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony) and Mark Brimfield for their enthusiastic support.
Big thanks also to Valentin Vinokurov, Helen Quinn and Ian Matthias as crew.
We had a load of fun making the films on location on and around The Wirral, UK.
Photo's of the making of Bag It Bin It
The size of the dog poo bag litter problem
The UK has eight million dogs producing on average half a pound of poop per day. That's four million pounds of poop or 2,000 tons per day or 730,000 tons per year (they don't stop for holidays!). That's three super tanker ships full of poo! Imagine the stink.
If only 0.1% of that ends up dangling from a tree, then that is 730 tons of plastic preserved dog poo litter a year.
In the USA the dog population in 2011 was 65,947,000... that's got to be enough poop to fill the Grand Canyon!!
My statistics may stink but they are probably not too far off the mark - food for thought.