With Earth Day 2016 just around the corner, being a little more eco-friendly has been on a lot of our minds lately. From choosing recycled or recyclable materials for everyday items like toilet paper and household products, to planning and prepping meals to avoid food waste, these green habits have become the norm for many families and homes throughout the country. For pet parents, a big area of concern is how to be smarter about the ways we manage and dispose of pet waste. Riddled with harmful bacteria, dog waste left behind can pose a serious threat to water supplies and the ecosystems of cities with high dog populations. This means prompt and thorough pet waste removal is a must to not only maintain pet-friendly areas clean, but also to keep your community safer.