Innovation That Matters

Eco approach to a nasty chore

Work & Lifestyle

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it—pick up dog waste, that is. Rather than struggle with plastic bags, dog owners now have a tidier and greener alternative: the Skooperbox. Skooperboxes are small, pop-open boxes made from 100 percent recycled materials. Complete with lid and a scraper, each Skooperbox makes it quick and tidy to clean up Fido’s mess. The boxes are available in two sizes and are completely biodegradable in less than a month—as opposed to plastic bags, which are thought to take at least 100 years to degrade. Skooperbox’s founders explain: “We at Skooperbox are ordinary pet owners who were dissatisfied with the choices available to us to clean our pet waste. We also knew plenty of good people who did not pick up because of lack of a good product. Picking up the warm squishy mess is gross enough, but when the bag breaks or if you find a hole in the bag while you’re picking up, it can really ruin your walk.” You can say that again! California-based Skooperbox was founded in 2005 but spent more than a year perfecting its products, which are now available in retailers throughout North America as well as online. One to bring to the rest of the scooping world? Spotted by: Bjarke Svendsen



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